Agency Jurisdiction Modes Type Functions
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council New York City and 5 counties in NY   MPO Plan, coordinate
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority 13 counties in New Jersey   MPO Plan, coordinate
New York State Department of Transportation State of New York State highways and traffic control systems DOT Plan, build, maintain
New Jersey Department of Transportation State of New Jersey State highways and traffic control systems DOT Plan, build, maintain
New York City Department of Transportation City of New York Local streets, arterials, traffic control systems DOT Plan, build, maintain
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Port district in NY and NJ Marine terminals, bridges, tunnels, airports, transit system Special purpose Plan, build, operate, maintain, issue debt, toll, collect rent
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City and 7 counties in NY Buses, subways, commuter lines, bridges, tunnels Special purpose Plan, build, operate, maintain, issue debt, toll, collect rent
New York City Economic Development Corporation New York City Marine terminals Special purpose Plan, operate, maintain
Federal Agencies: USDOT, FHWA, FTA United States     Oversight, regulate
Source: adapted from Holguin-Veras, J. and R.E. Paaswell (2000) “New York Regional Intermodal Freight Transportation Planning: Institutional Challenges”, Transportation Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 453-473.
Major Planning Agencies Involved in the New York Metropolitan Area
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