Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council

The Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC) was created by the New York State Legislature in 1981 as the official voice of Metro-North Railroad riders. Our 11 volunteer members are appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, and Rockland County Executives, and the Bronx Borough President. 

MNRCC Mission Statement

The MNRCC is the official voice of Metro-North Railroad commuters. The Council advocates for safe, regular, and reliable MNR service by providing constructive feedback to MNR management and the MTA Board in the formulation and implementation of policies and service for Metro-North both East- and West-of-Hudson commuters. 

MNRCC Goals:

  • To hold Metro-North Railroad management and the MTA Board accountable to the users of its services;
  • To investigate, monitor, and make recommendations to MNR management regarding service delivery, customer safety, communications, finance, and capital projects, including accessibility;
  • To assure the timely capital investment in and maintenance and upgrade of MNR facilities, including stations, rolling stock, and infrastructure;
  • To advocate for more equitable fares to increase affordable access to MNR services; 
  • To ensure appropriate levels of service for West-of-Hudson riders over NJ Transit facilities;
  • To promote the use of commuter rail service in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Bronx counties.

The 11 members of the MNRCC are recommended as follows, with appointment by the Governor: 

No. of Members Recommended By 
Westchester County Executive
Dutchess County Executive
Orange County Executive 
Putnam County Executive 
Rockland County Executive 
Bronx Borough President 

Latest Commentary

July 25, 2022

MTA Committee Metro North Testimony- Masking and Quiet Only Cars

By Rosalind Clay Carter, MNRCC Member July 25, 2022 Good morning, my name is Rosalind Clay Carter. I am a…

March 22, 2022

The Passing of a Great Colleague, Transit Advocate, and Dear Friend: MNRCC’s Orrin Getz

Our dear friend and colleague, Orrin Getz, passed away yesterday, March 21, 2022. Orrin was a fierce advocate for Metro-North…

September 13, 2021

LIRRCC and MNRCC Joint Committee Testimony Storm Recovery and Thanks

Good morning, I am Lisa Daglian, Executive Director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, PCAC. This morning…

MNRCC Members

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Randy Glucksman

MNRCC Chair & MTA Board Member

Appointed: December 2009

Recommended by: Rockland County

Appointed: October 2013

Recommended by: Dutchess County Executive

Appointed: January 2022

Recommended by: Westchester County Executive

Appointed: February 1985

Recommended by: Orange County Executive

Appointed: October 2001

Recommended by: Westchester County Executive

Appointed: January 2022

Recommended by: Westchester County Executive

Appointed: June 2021

Recommended by: Westchester County Executive