The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Erie and Niagara Counties.

By federal law, an MPO is designated by each state's governor for every urban area in the United States of America with at least 50,000 residents. MPOs devise solutions to regional transportation problems, which involves addressing land use, air quality, energy, economic development, and commerce.



The GBNRTC is focused on establishing a comprehensive, coordinated, and continuing transportation planning process for Erie and Niagara Counties' metropolitan area.

To do this, the GBNRTC develops a long-range regional transportation plan, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The GBNRTC also maintains a short-range program of projects, known as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), to fund with federal transportation money.

By creating a vision for the region with our plans, and by identifying projects and investments that help achieve that vision, the GBNRTC ensures that scarce public funds are spent moving the Buffalo-Niagara Region toward its planning goals.

The metropolitan planning process allows for the allocation of millions of dollars in federal funding annually to improve transportation for all modes of travel, such as infrastructure for walking, biking, public transit, automobiles - and more.

For our plans, it's the GBNRTC's duty to engage many different stakeholders, including the general public, in the planning process. Your input is essential to the metropolitan planning process and we value your feedback. Learn more about our Public Participation Plan and Title VI Policy and how to get involved.


More Information

If you would like to learn more in general about Metropolitan Planning Organization's and their role, please visit the website for the New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NYSAMPO) and the website for the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO).