2016 Annual Meeting of the MAP Forum
2016 Annual Meeting of the MAP Forum

2016 Annual Meeting of the MAP Forum


The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2016 Annual Meeting on December 16, 2016 at 10:30 am in Newark, New Jersey.  For security purposes, please RSVP via Eventbrite. The meeting agenda appears below. Please note that the meeting also will be streamed on the Internet; a link to the live stream will be available at www.njtpa.org at the time of the meeting.

2016 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
1075 Raymond Blvd, Newark, New Jersey
Friday December 16, 2016; 10:30 am – 1:00 pm


1. Welcome and Introductions (10:30 am – 10:40 am) – Mary K. Murphy, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform (10:40 am – 10:55 am) – Dave Behrend, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority; Francis Pickering, Western Connecticut Council of Governments

3. Regional Issues (10:55 am – 11:55 am)
a. Transportation Performance Management: Availability of TRANSCOM Data
b. Status Reports on Resiliency Studies
i. Regional Resiliency Assessment Program – Sandra Rothbard, New York City Emergency Management
ii. New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Transportation Vulnerability & Adaptation Study – Heather Holsinger, Federal Highway Administration
c. Status Reports on Key Trans-Hudson Studies/Projects
i. Trans-Hudson Commuting Capacity Study – Lou Venech, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
ii. Hudson Tunnel Project – R.J. Palladino, New Jersey Transit

4. Public Participation (11:55 am – 12:10 pm)

5. Organizational Issues (12:10 pm – 12:25 pm)
a. Expanding MAP Forum membership
i. Revisions to the MAP Forum MOU – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
b. MAP Forum data initiative
i. New data portals – Munnesh Patel, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council; Zenobia Fields, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

6. Next meeting and agenda items (12:25 pm – 12:30 pm) – Mary K. Murphy

7. Adjourn (no later than 1:00 pm)

The MAP Forum is a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In January 2008, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA); the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO); the South Western Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO); and the Greater Bridgeport/Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (GB/VMPO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the coordination of planning activities in the three state New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.

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