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Planning for 2050

people at path stationperson renting bikepeople in crosswalkbike riders in streetThe NJTPA is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan, Plan 2045, which was adopted in November 2017. The updated plan, with a horizon year of 2050, must be adopted in fall of 2021. The NJTPA has consultant support for public outreach for the plan and for preparation of the financial element. Also, staff has begun working on background papers that will help inform the LRTP update.

This page will provide updates and links to resources on Planning for 2050. Among recent activities:

  • The NJTPA Board held a retreat on June 5 to discuss priorities for Plan 2050.  The discussion continued at the July 13 Board meeting.  A summary  is here.

  • A second virtual discussion with the UpNext young adult advisory group on June 18.  It featured a presentation on communities opening streets for more walking, biking, and outdoor dining and retail, followed by a discussion on ways to improve walking and cycling.

  • A number of studies underway will provide insights and data for the 2050 plan. They include the 2050 Freight Industry Level Forecasts and Accessibility and Mobility Strategy Synthesis.
  • In January 2020, the NJTPA received a presentation, "The Decade of Transformation: Economic and Demographic Disruptions" from Dr. James W. Hughes,  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

  • Goods movement discussions were held with the private sector on January 28 and with public sector representatives at the Freight Initiatives Committee on February 18 to gain insights on goods movement challenges and opportunities for the plan.

  • On February 11, staff hosted a meeting with NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT regarding coordination of long-range plans, with particular attention to the NJTPA’s scenario planning efforts, public involvement and the incorporation of performance measures.