Transportation Council

Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council

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

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 2019-2024 TIP projects GIS Map Viewer

Go to TIP Obligations

Go to Draft 2022-27 TIP

Go to 2022-27 Notice of Public Hearing for the Draft 2022-27 TIP


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

Go to Documents and Maps page

Public Notices

Draft TIP Public Comment Meeting to be held August 10th from noon to 1pm at 400 E Church St. Elmira, NY 14902. 

View Notice for Draft TIP Public Meeting

Agendas & Minutes

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

The next ECTC Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for July 21, 2022. The meeting agenda,  draft resolutions, and draft January meeting minutes are available below.

View ECTC Policy Committee August 30, 2022 Agenda

View ECTC Policy Committee August 30, 2022 Draft Resolutions

View  ECTC Policy Committee February 24, 2022 Draft Meeting Minutes

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