To maximize the contribution of the transportation system to the social and economic vitality of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region
What is GTC?
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires every metropolitan area with a population of over 50,000 to have a designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to qualify for the receipt of federal highway and transit funds. GTC is the designated MPO responsible for transportation policy, planning, and investment decision making in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region.
To maintain the federally-certified planning process required by USDOT in order to receive federal transportation funding, GTC must at a minimum produce and maintain three major products:
In addition to these three products, GTC undertakes various other USDOT-mandated activities and programs. Examples include the GTC Public Participation Policy, Congestion Management Process, and air quality conformity determination requirements.
To more effectively meet local and regional transportation planning needs, GTC continues to develop increased proficiency in several other technical fields including, but not limited to, bicycle and pedestrian planning, travel demand modeling, and intelligent transportation systems.
All GTC activities are responsive to mandates and guidelines including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and environmental justice considerations.