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 12 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, and one member with expertise in bike and pedestrian access. 

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 both East- and West-of-Hudson Metro-North 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 
At-Large 
1Bike-Ped Expertise

Latest Commentary

lirrcc
January 29, 2024
Testimony

Joint LIRR Metro-North Committee Testimony-Let’s Celebrate Transit Equity Day by Giving MTA Riders a Fare Budget

Good morning. I’m Jack Connors, Research and Communications Associate at the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, PCAC. Happy…

lirrcc
October 23, 2023
Testimony

MTA Joint LIRR and Metro-North Committee Testimony-“It’s Time to OMNYvate Around the Region”

Good morning, I’m Kara Gurl, Planning and Advocacy Manager at the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, PCAC. First,…

lirrcc
July 17, 2023
Testimony

MTA Joint LIRR and Metro-North Committee Testimony-Service Improvements, More Resilience Will Help Railroad Riders!

Good morning! I’m Lisa Daglian, Executive Director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, PCAC. First, a big…

MNRCC Members

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Randy Glucksman

MNRCC Chair & MTA Board Member

Appointed: December 2009

Recommended by: Rockland County Executive

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