Joint Transportation Committee (JTC)

The Pioneer Valley Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) is the region’s transportation advisory group for the Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The JTC was established by the 3-C (Comprehensive, and Continuing, Cooperative) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which emphasizes a comprehensive, cooperative and continuing process for transportation planning and programming. The committee is designed to assist the MPO in incorporating citizen participation in transportation decisions which provides a mechanism for federal, state, and local input into the regional transportation planning process. Each member community is asked to appoint two representatives (a representative and an alternate) to the committee. The Pioneer Valley MPO also requests that other transportation organizations in the region appoint a representative to the JTC.

The JTC meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month, all meetings are open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Meetings are posted on this website. MPO staff will have an opportunity to comment on individual transportation plans, expectations, and concerns and incorporate them into the regional planning process. The planning program and the various functional elements of the planning process are developed cooperatively with the committee and ultimately reviewed by the committee prior to action by MPO. The JTC is responsible for coordination of all regional transportation related plans and programs in cooperation with PVPC staff.