The Office of the Director-The responsibilities
of this office include policy implementation, execution of the Unified
Planning Work Program and overall relations with the Council and its
various constituencies. This
office administers Title VI Civil Rights Compliance activities to ensure
that the Central Staff’s operation is in full compliance with all applicable
federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
In addition, the Office of the Director is responsible for contact
with the media, private citizens, business and civil groups and other
public agencies. Further, the
Office of the Director has internal policy control for the Planning,
Technical and Administration groups.
The Administration Group-This group provides financial and administrative support services to the agency members of the Council and for the operations of the Central Staff. Services provided include contracts processing, grants management, budgeting and accounting, financial reporting, computer support, personnel, office services, and graphic design.
The Planning Group-The primary responsibilities of this group are to direct the development of the Council’s three major products: the Unified Planning Work Program, the Transportation Improvement Program and the Regional Transportation Plan. These products, as well as all special studies, are prepared with the cooperation of the Technical and Administration groups, the Transportation Coordinating Committees, Council members, and special working groups maintained by the Council.
The Technical Group-This group assembles, analyzes and applies data to monitor and support regional transportation plans and programs. The Technical Group’s capabilities in this area have gained a nationwide reputation in data management, analytic techniques and special transportation projects.
Data management services include: monitoring changes in regional performance measures such as travel growth, mode choice and dependent demographic/economic areas; enhancing the Central Staff’s data base; making regional forecasts of travel demand based upon its own population and economic forecasts; and building and maintaining new models which is crucial to understanding the transportation and environmental consequences of short-and long-range decisions.
Members’ Programs-The Central Staff oversees
Planning Work Programs with eight Subregional agencies, including the
The TCC staff reports to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Regional Offices and to the Central Staff Executive Director on day-to-day operations. They are also accountable to their individual TCC voting members, to PFAC and to the Council for policy direction and program products. Each TCC Staff group prepares an individual work program for review and approval by the Central Staff, PFAC and the federal funding.
Program Finance and
Administration Committee (PFAC)
The membership of the Program, Finance and Administration Committee (PFAC) is composed of chief local elected officials and heads of transportation and environmental agencies that are responsible for establishing and implementing transportation plans, projects, and programs.