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?

  • A draft of Plan 2045 will be released in early fall 2017, followed by a comment period and public meeting.
  • Subscribe to the NJTPA Elist or follow us on social media to get notices and updates.
  • Check the NJTPA calendar for regular Board and Committee meetings.


Public outreach — Outreach was conducted around the region, see the Participation Page. A public comment period is scheduled for the fall. email us at njtpa@njtpa.org.

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.