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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 is in the process of gaining 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:


  • 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.

  • The NJTPA’s pilot advisory committee for young adults, UpNext North Jersey, is off to a strong start. After holding kickoff meetings at the NJTPA and in New Brunswick last fall, UpNext held its first subregion-based event at the Paterson Museum and the Great Falls in Passaic County on Jan. 25, 2020.

  • 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.

  • 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.