NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING/LISTENING SESSION
For New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING CERTIFICATION
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold a Public Meeting/Listening Session regarding the New York metropolitan transportation planning process on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), located at 199 Water Street, 22nd Floor, New York City, NY 10038. To attend, for security purposes please RSVP to Karen Rosenberger at 212-668-6091 or [email protected]
This Public Meeting/Listening Session is part of the federal transportation planning certification review which includes evaluating the planning process and documenting the process on a periodic basis. The primary purpose of the certification review is to ensure that the federally-required planning activities (reference 23 USC §134 and 49 USC §5303) are being satisfactorily implemented by NYMTC.
Section 23 USC §134 requires every urbanized area with a population over 50,000 to have a designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to carry out continuous, comprehensive, and cooperative transportation planning. NYMTC is the MPO for the NYC metropolitan area and their current designation boundary areas include New York Cityand the surrounding counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam. In order to continue receiving federal aid for all transportation providers in these areas, including the NY State, local governments and public transportation operators, FHWA and FTA must certify NYMTC’s compliance with the federal transportation planning regulations not less than once every four years (reference 23 USC §134(k)(5)). Previously, NYMTC was certified compliant on June 24, 2011.
This meeting will be your opportunity to talk directly with staff from FHWA and FTA about the transportation planning process in the NYMTC area. Please note that written comments received no later than October 31, 2014 will also be considered for the review. Your comments should be sent or emailed to the following recipients:
Federal Highway Administration – NY Division
One Bowling Green Room 428
New York, NY 10004
Federal Transit Administration – Region 2
One Bowling Green Room 429
New York, NY 10004