Working Groups

NYSAMPO has eight working groups that provide topical forums for technical staff of New York’s 13 MPOs, New York State DOT, and FHWA and FTA. In some cases, other state agencies like the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and New York State Police are involved. These groups meet on a schedule designed to meet the needs of their members, some as frequently as monthly and others quarterly or twice a year. They facilitate the sharing of best practices from within New York, as well as from other MPOs and state DOTs. There are often presentations from members or guests. The working groups have also identified research needs that have been progressed either by members or with consultant support.

This unique approach to collaborative planning has improved the effectiveness of staff work at all of New York’s MPOs and improved communications with our state and federal partners.

Working Group Resources:

Working Group 2012-2013 Work Programs

Click an image to visit each Working Group web page:


Bicycle and Pedestrian Working Group


Climate Change Working Group


Freight Working Group


GIS Working Group


Management & Operations Working Group


Safety Working Group


Transit Working Group


Travel Working Group