GTC is governed by a 27-member policy committee (the GTC Board) which is supported by the Executive Committee, the Planning Committee, and various other committees.
GTC staff, in conjunction with key staff of GTC member agencies, provides professional and technical support for the execution of policies, programs, and projects established by the GTC Board, consistent with the responsibilities discussed below.
The GTC Board is the governing body of GTC. It provides direction and establishes policy with regards to the roles and responsibilities of GTC as the designated MPO for the region. The GTC Board approves all activities and work products, including the LRTP, UPWP, and TIP.
The 27 members of the GTC Board include elected officials from the nine counties of the region, the City of Rochester, and representatives of other local, regional, state, and federal agencies. GTC Board Officers are elected from among the members.
The GTC Board meets quarterly, or as required. Each GTC Board meeting is open to the public and advertised as such through media outlets across the region. A public forum is included at the beginning of all meetings to allow for public comment on meeting agenda items before GTC Board action is taken.
The Executive Committee is a subset of the GTC Board responsible for specific decision making related to administrative, organizational, and financial issues affecting GTC and its staff.
The Executive Committee is comprised of the chairperson of the GTC Board, the lead elected officials of the Rochester TMA counties, the mayor of the City of Rochester, the chairperson of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), the chairperson of the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC), and the regional director of NYSDOT.
The Executive Committee meets as needed at the discretion of the GTC Board Chairperson.
The Planning Committee provides professional and technical direction to the GTC Board. With input from the various committees noted below, the Planning Committee reviews and recommends action on all activities and work products that are considered by the GTC Board.
Each member of the GTC Board appoints a representative to the Planning Committee. The Planning Committee representative is typically a transportation or planning professional.
The Planning Committee meets eight times per year during the months that GTC Board meetings are not held, or as required. Each Planning Committee meeting is open to the public and advertised as such through media outlets across the region.
A public forum is included at the beginning of all meetings to allow for public comment on meeting agenda items before Planning Committee recommendations to the GTC Board are made.
The other committees that support GTC in executing its responsibilities include the LRTP Development Committee, UPWP Development Committee, and TIP Development Committee, as well as the Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee.