Who is the SMTC?

The SMTC is composed of officials representing local, state and federal governments or agencies having interest or responsibility in comprehensive transportation and land use policies and services. To facilitate and encourage maximum interaction among these groups and the local community, the SMTC has adopted a committee structure that consists of a Policy, Planning and Executive Committee. Served by the SMTC Central Staff, these committees serve as the hierarchy to the transportation planning activities of the SMTC.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee consists of the elected and appointed officials representing local, State and Federal governments and other organizations/agencies having an interest or responsibility in comprehensive transportation planning in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area. The primary responsibility of the Policy Committee is to establish policies for the overall conduct of the SMTC.

SMTC Policy Committee Members
  • Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB)
  • Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CNYRTA)
  • CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
  • City of Syracuse, Mayor
  • City of Syracuse, Common Council
  • City of Syracuse, Planning Commission
  • Empire State Development Corporation
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
  • New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
  • New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA)
  • Onondaga County, County Executive
  • Onondaga County, Legislature
  • Onondaga County, Planning Board
  • Federal Aviation Administration*
  • Federal Highway Administration*
  • Federal Transit Administration*
  • Madison County Board of Supervisors – Chair*
  • Onondaga Nation*
  • Oswego County Legislature – Chair*
*non-voting/advisory agencies

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee, which is established by the Policy Committee, is composed of the professional/technical representatives of both the Policy Committee members and public agencies having direct or indirect responsibility for transportation planning and/or implementation. Their primary responsibility is to monitor all technical activities including the annual development of a draft UPWP and TIP for recommendation to the Policy Committee. They shall also direct and consider for recommendation to the Policy Committee all major studies and planning activities.

SMTC Planning Committee Members
  • Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB)
  • Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CNYRTA)
  • CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
  • City of Syracuse, Administration
  • City of Syracuse, Department of Public Works and Engineering
  • City of Syracuse, Division of Planning
  • Empire State Development Corporation
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
  • New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
  • New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA)
  • Onondaga County, Legislature
  • Onondaga County Department of Transportation (OCDOT)
  • Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency
  • Madison County Planning Department*
  • Onondaga Nation*
  • Oswego County Community Development, Tourism & Planning Department*
    *non-voting/advisory agencies

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of Planning Committee members and provides oversight of the day-to-day operation of the Central Staff for financial management, personnel and other administrative requirements.

SMTC Executive Committee Members
  • Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB)
  • Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (CNYRTA)
  • City of Syracuse
  • New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
  • Onondaga County Department of Transportation (OCDOT)
  • Syracuse–Onondaga County Planning Agency (SOCPA)