The Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC) was created by the New York State Legislature in 1981 to represent the official voice of Metro-North riders. Our 11 volunteer members are appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and Rockland County Executives, and the Bronx Borough President.

The 11 members of the MNRCC are appointed as follows:

No. of Members Recommended By
5 Westchester County Officials
1 Dutchess County Officials
1 Orange County Officials
1 Putnam County Officials
1 Rockland County Officials
1 Bronx Borough President
1 At-Large
11 Total MNRCC Membership


The MNRCC seeks to study, investigate, monitor, and make recommendations on the maintenance, operation and fares of the Metro-North Railroad (MNR). The MNRCC shall study and investigate all aspects of the day to day operation of the MNR, monitor its performance and recommend changes to improve the efficiency of the operation thereof. The MNRCC also seeks to study and investigate methods for promoting the use of public transportation in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Duchess Counties.