Draft Plan 2045:
Connecting North Jersey

The draft of Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, the Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP) and Air Quality Conformity document are available
for public review and comment on this page.

Draft Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey

The following files of the Draft Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey are provided to enable public review and comment during the formal public comment period from October 10, 2017 to November 9, 2017. As discussed on this website, Plan 2045 is the NJTPA’s federally required long range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The public comment period also covers the draft TIP, STIP and Air Quality conformity document (links provided below).

Public comment can be summited in online, via email or fax (973-639-1357 Attn: Ted Ritter) or at the public meeting to be held on November 2, 2017—see details at right.

The NJTPA Board of Trustees will consider adoption/approval of the RTP, TIP, and Air Quality Conformity Determination at its November 13, 2017 meeting. For more information contact Ted Ritter at tritter@njtpa.org or (973) 639-8447.

Draft Plan 2045 Executive Summary

Draft Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey (Complete Plan without Appendices, 13mb)

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.

Draft 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).

Draft 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 Comment & Public Meeting

The public comment period for Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey, the TIP, STIP and conformity determination begins Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and concludes Thursday, November 9, 2017.

You can offer comments online here.

You can also attend a public meeting which will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017:

Where: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, One Newark Center (1085 Raymond Blvd.), 17th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What: An open house-style public meeting where you can get information and offer comment at various booths relating to Plan 2045, the TIP and Air Quality Conformity. There will be brief presentations at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

For more information contact Ted Ritter at tritter@njtpa.org or (973) 639-8447.


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