What is NYMTC?
NYMTC is the regional
council of governments whose job it is to plan for and make
decisions on how money is spent regionally to build and maintain
transit systems, highways, bridges, roads and other surface
transportation. NYMTC’s mission, developing a shared regional
vision for transportation, requires a sophisticated capacity for
data collection, reporting and analysis, partnered with the
ability to draw together planning organizations, stakeholders
and the public in project activities of all types.
To ensure that
transportation funding is allocated effectively in order to
improve mobility, support economic progress and protect the
environment, Metropolitan Planning Organizations have been
formed throughout the country. NYMTC is the designated
Metropolitan Planning Organization for our region. It is
primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit
Administration and by New York State and local government.