CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell was recently confirmed as the co-chair of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) for a second consecutive term.
NYMTC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for New York City, Long Island, and the lower Hudson Valley, which qualifies the region to receive federal transportation funds.
“County Executive Odell brings much energy and foresight to our metropolitan planning organization and her initiatives in Putnam County, particularly in the Village of Brewster, exemplify the region’s efforts in addressing current and future transportation needs," said Jose M. Rivera, executive director, NYMTC.
NYMTC members are elected officials and heads of transportation and environmental agencies responsible for establishing and implementing transportation plans, projects, and programs. Council members develop a vision for the region, setting the direction for the organization and determining desired outcomes for their established regional goals.