NYMTC Review: Organizational Assessment

Since September 11, 2001, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) Region has undergone profound transportation changes. These changes have impacted the Region’s infrastructure investments, the ability of the Region to sustain uniform State of Good Repair, and the ability to modernize its systems at a reasonable rate. Further, these changes occur during a period of increasing concern for resilience, attention to sustainability and a marked shift in population travel preferences. NYMTC, formed in 1982 originally addressed highway related issues, following mandates of the Federal Highway Administration-Urban Mass Transportation Administration (FHWA-UMTA) joint regulations for planning. Post Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), requirements for environmental compliance, needs for growth and issues of funding have shifted priorities, while keeping NYMTC as the region’s required long range and annual planner. To accomplish these shifts in responsibilities, NYMTC staff has had to address new priorities and skills. NYMTC is not unique in addressing these issues. Many Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) throughout the United States (U.S.) have been faced with similar challenges. Acknowledging these challenges, NYMTC has asked University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) to address the following questions: (1) What is the modern mission of NYMTC and is it on mission? (2) Is NYMTC organized to meet its objectives? (3) Is the staff adequately trained to carry out its functions and functional requirements? (4) Is the NYMTC staff in tune with the NYMTC members? and (5) What are opportunities to better meet the emerging needs of the next decade within NYMTC?


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150678
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

    199 Water Street
    New York, NY  United States  10038

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    The City College of New York


    The New York University Tandon School of Engineering

    6 MetroTech Center
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Paaswell, Robert

    Kamga, Camille

    Falcocchio, John

  • Start Date: 20161011
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616125
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 55606-03-28, 55606-04-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2016 10:50AM