This page provides information on the NJTPA’s effort to update its
Regional Transportation Plan (RTP),
Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey.
Check back for updates on the planning process
and for information about public events related to the plan.


What is the Plan?

  • A long range transportation plan that covers at least 20 years.
  • The RTP provides a vision for the future of the NJTPA's 13-county region.
  • The Plan is required for the region to obtain and spend federal transportation funding.
  • The existing RTP, Plan 2040, was adopted in September 2013.

Regional Trends

  • The region’s population will grow from 6.7 million to 7.7 million by 2045 (+17%), requiring additional housing, jobs and transportation.
  • The number of people employed in the region will increase from 3 million to 3.4 million by 2045 (+13%), leading more people to rely on transit for their commutes.

How do you get involved?


Public outreach — We’re seeking input at events across northern and central New Jersey. Visit our Participation Page to find an event near you.

Virtual open house — Check out our virtual open house at www.plan2045survey.org. Provide valuable input for our plan by answering questions on a variety of topics.

Highlight video — Did you miss our Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey A Regional Conversation event on Nov. 2? Click here to see highlights.

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Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey is scheduled for adoption in 2017. The plan will be informed by the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) developed through the Together North Jersey initiative.
.   The Together North Jersey plan, released in 2015, was funded with a $5 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The effort was carried out by a consortium of public, private and non-profit organizations, including the NJTPA. Visit togethernorthjersey.com to learn more.