This website provides information on the NJTPA’s effort to update its
Regional Transportation Plan (RTP),
Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey.
The Plan was adopted by the NJTPA Board on Nov. 13, 2017.


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 obtainfederal transportation funding.
  • The updated Plan was adopted by the NJTPA Board on Nov. 13, 2017.

Regional Trends

  • According to Chapter 3 of the Plan the region’s population will grow from 6.7 million to 7.7 million by 2045 (+17%), requiring additional housing, jobs and transportation.
  • Employment 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?

  • The approved Plan 2045 is available here.
  • You can see the public comments received & NJTPA's responses here.
  • Thanks to all those who provided input and participated in developing the plan!


plan available—170 pages plus several appendices—it's all available online.


Public outreach— A public comment period was conducted October 10–Nov. 9 with a public meeting on Nov. 2. The text and summary of public comments and NJTPA's responses have been posted. Email us at njtpa@njtpa.org.

Highlight video—Did you miss our Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey A Regional Conversation event on November 2016. Click here to see highlights.

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Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey is scheduled for adoption in November 13, 2017. The plan was 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.