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Project Dates
01/01/2012 - 03/31/2013
Project Status
Project Description

NYMTC’s primary mission is to focus the collective federally funded planning activities of Council members to meet the transportation needs of the region. This is done through efforts to strengthen and to coordinate diverse regional needs into a workable long range plan. NYMTC’s secondary mission is to assure that its member agencies and operators remain eligible to receive federal funds to support and to implement the Council’s planning efforts. The Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC), the Central Staff, the Transportation Coordinating Committees (TCC’s), and the Sub-regional Planning Program all serve as mechanisms by which these needs are addressed.

NYMTC adopted combined “Major Metropolitan Transportation Investment (MMTI) Criteria and Major Investment Study (MIS) Procedures” in February 1995, based on the Metropolitan planning Regulations of October 1993. With the passage of the TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT FOR THE 21st CENTURY (TEA-21) in 2000, MIS procedures were no longer mandatory. However, NYMTC chose to retain the PFAC-adopted procedures as part of the MPO’s operating process (up to present).

When The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) made several significant changes to the requirements for Major Projects. Based on this legislation and guidance issued by FHWA, NYMTC developed and PFAC adopted “Operating Procedures for Major Projects Analysis” in June 2008.

There are now two sets of procedures governing the major studies and major projects in NYMTC’s operating process.

The objective of the study is to provide NYMTC with recommendations as to whether the two sets of procedures should remain and, if so, how they should be improved, whether there should be a single procedure integrating the MIS and Major Projects procedures, or whether there should only be a procedure for Major Projects per current federal regulations and guidance. Site Navigation Home Page Last Modified: July 16, 2007