Plan 2045:
Connecting North Jersey

The approved Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, the Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP), STIP and Air Quality Conformity document are available
on this page along with public comments and NJTPA responses.

Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey

Available for download below are the Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Air Quality conformity document which were approved by the NJTPA Board on Novemer 13, 2017. As discussed on this website, Plan 2045 is the NJTPA’s federally required long range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

Public Comments: A public comment period was conducted October 10–November 9, 2017 on these documents. The text and summary of public comments and NJTPA's responses are provided at right. The public comment period resulted in a variety of changes to the draft Plan 2045, as shown in the List of Changes from Public Comment. These changes have been incorporated into the plan.

Plan 2045 Executive Summary

Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey (Complete Plan without Appendices, low resolution 26 mb - high resolution available on request)

Table of Contents

About the Region
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Outreach
Chapter 3: Context and Trends
Chapter 4: Scenario Planning
Chapter 5: Needs, Strategies, and Implementation
Chapter 6: Financial Element
Chapter 7: Making Connections and Moving Forward
Project Index
Regional Capital Investment Strategy (RCIS)
Together North Jersey Focus Areas


Congestion Management Process

Regional Capital Investment Strategy


Public Outreach

Environmental Mitigation

Transit Needs

Conformity - Link below. The Air Quality Conformity will become an appendix to Plan 2045 following consideration and adoption by the Board of Trustees.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP is the four-year, fiscally constrained agenda of transportation projects drawn from the Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, the NJTPA’s long-range Regional Transportation Plan. To be eligible for federal funds, proposed projects must be approved by the NJTPA Board for inclusion in the TIP, which is updated annually. More information about the TIP is available here.

Approved TIP for Fiscal Years 2018-2021

Air Quality Conformity

The Air Quality Conformity Determination is a federally required analysis of the RTP and TIP used to demonstrate that funded projects, taken together, are consistent with achieving air quality goals and standards in New Jersey's State Implementation Plan (SIP).

Approved Air Qualiy Conformity Determination

State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The STIP is the federally-required compilation of TIPs from the NJTPA and the state’s two other Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Draft STIP (See links at top of left column on this NJDOT website)



Public Comments / NJTPA Responses

During the public comment period, NJTPA received 23 formal public comments and two anonymous comments.

Summary of 23 Public Comments Received and NJTPA's responses (PDF)

List of Changes to Draft Plan

Full text of 23 public comments received and two anonymous comments (PDF)

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