Welcome to the Public Outreach Site for the NYMTC’s Plan 2045
This Plan will be the 25-year blueprint for transportation strategies and investments in the NYMTC region, which includes the five boroughs of New York City; the lower Hudson Valley counties of Putnam, Rockland and Westchester; and Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long island. It will cover all modes of surface transportation from a regional perspective including highways, streets, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, goods movement and special needs transportation. In addition, it will also address key transportation activities such as operations and management of the transportation system, safety, security and air quality conformity analysis.
The Regional Transportation Plan (or Plan 2045) is an integral part of the transportation planning process in the ten-county New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) region, laying out the region’s transportation needs and desires through 2045.
WHO WE ARE? WHAT IS THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN? WHY DEVELOP A NEW PLAN?
A “metropolitan planning organization”
A regional council of governments
Nine voting & seven advisory members
Required by Federal transportation legislation which authorizes funding for transportation
Responsible for the mandated metropolitan transportation planning process
Is a federally-required planning product
Is the basis for federal transportation funding in the NYMTC planning area
Covers a minimum 20-year time frame
Is a blueprint that helps guide funding of investments in the NYMTC planning area
Is based on Council members’ vision for the region enshrined in the goals & outcomes outlined in the Plan
Is fiscally-constrained (needs cannot outweigh resources)
Is developed collaboratively with members, agencies, other stakeholders and you the public
Federal requirement for the RTP to be updated every 4 years in our region
New information on population & employment growth – changing demands & trends
Updated transportation funding sources
New information on costs & other financial inputs
Revised regional priorities as determined by NYMTC’s Principals
New air quality requirements
New federal requirements & priorities