Assistance for NYMTC with tasks for New Major Projects

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council's (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 metropolitan planning organization's (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 the Federal Highway Administration (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.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $78034.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

    199 Water Street
    New York, NY  United States  10038
  • Project Managers:

    Mooney, Deborah

  • Performing Organizations:

    New York University

    Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management
    Wagner School, 295 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY  United States  10012-9604
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zerkin, Allen

    Brecher, Charles

  • Start Date: 20120501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32166

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01470892
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49997-15-24, 55658-03-05
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2013 1:00AM