Transportation Council

Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council

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Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council Overview

In December 1974, the Governor of New York designated the Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC) as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Elmira Urbanized Area. MPOs serve urbanized areas with a population of 50,000 or more. The MPO's mission is to help build regional agreement on transportation investments and to balance highway, mass transit, and other needs, leading to equitable and cost-effective transportation outcomes. ECTC is responsible for the planning and programming of any transportation project that includes Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding. 

Unified Planning Work Program

Draft 2023-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The Elmira-Chemung Council Transportation Council has prepared it's Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), known more commonly as the annual work program, for April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. Click here to review the draft, if you have comments or questions please contact the ECTC by February 25, 2023, at 607-737-5510 or at or in writing to Elmira Chemung Transportation Council, 400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.

The Unified Planning and Work Program (UPWP) describes planning work proposed for the Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council. 

Go to 2022-23 UPWP

Long Range Transportation Plan

ECTC updates its 20-year long range transportation plan (LRTP) every five years. The LRTP provides an assessment of existing conditions, an overview of goals and objectives, and a list of projects that are to be implemented. The most recent LRTP, known as the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, was completed in December of 2019.

Go to 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

Transportation Improvement Program

Federal transportation law requires that a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), consistent with the ECTC Long Range Plan, be developed. The TIP contains the transportation projects proposed for funding under Title 23 (highways) and Title 49 (transit) of the U.S. code as well as all regionally significant transportation projects requiring an action by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Go to TIP 2019-2024

Go to 2022-2027 TIP Projects GIS Map Viewer

Go to TIP Obligations

Go to 2022-27 TIP


More transportation related resources are available in the Documents and Maps page

Go to Documents and Maps page

Go to Draft 2022 Coordinated Plan

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

The next ECTC Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for January 26, 2023 at 1 pm. The meeting agenda,  draft resolutions, and draft meeting minutes are available one week prior.

Go to January 26 Planning Committee Meeting via Webex

Go to January 26 Planning Committee Agenda

Go to October 27, 2022 Planning Minutes

Go to January 26, 2023 Proposed Resolutions

December 6, 2022 Approved Policy Resolutions

ECTC Policy Committee

  • Christopher Moss, Chemung County Executive, Chair
  • Robert Sweet, Empire State Development 
  • James Rusak, Regional Director, New York State Department of Transportation, Region 6
  • David Manchester, Chemung County Legislature
  • Daniel Mandell, Mayor, City of Elmira
  • Chelsea Robertson, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board

ECTC Planning Committee

  • Andrew Avery, Public Works Commissioner, Chemung County/City of Elmira, Chair
  • Kevin Meindl, Director of ECTC
  • Adam Moore, General Manager, C TRAN
  • Robert Sweet, Empire State Development 
  • Carl Martel, Department of Public Works, Chemung County/City of Elmira 
  • Chelsea Robertson, Executive Director, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board 
  • Todd Stauring, Acting Regional Planning and Program Manager, New York State Department of Transportation, Region 6

ECTC Central Staff

  • Kevin Meindl, Director
  • Michael Perry, Deputy Director
  • Courtney Dunn, Transit Manager
  • Courtney Taylor, GIS Transportation Analyst