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2018 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum


The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2018 Annual Meeting on December 6, 2018 at 10:30 am in Newark, New Jersey.  For security purposes, please RSVP via Eventbrite at The meeting agenda appears below. Please note that the meeting also will be available remotely as a webinar using the following link at the time of the meeting: .

This notice is available to download here.

2018 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum

December 6, 2018; 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
1085 Raymond Blvd, 17th Floor, Newark, New Jersey


Welcome and Introductions (10:30 am – 10:40 am) – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Opening Remarks (10:40 am – 10:50 am) – Angel G. Estrada, Chair, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Regional Issue: Sustainability Planning

Updates on the HUD Sustainable Communities Initiatives (10:50 am – 11:50 am)

Together North Jersey

Project Overview
Notable Outcomes

New York-Connecticut Sustainable Communities Initiative

Project Overview
Notable Outcomes

Other Sustainability Planning Examples

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

Public Participation (11:50 am – 12:05 pm)

Organizational Issues (12:05 pm – 12:55 pm)

New MAP Forum Work Program

Work Program Overview
Roundtable Discussion of Multi-State Activities

Multi-State Freight Working Group
Transformative Technologies
Post-Sandy Resiliency

Next meeting and agenda items (12:55 pm – 1:00 pm) – Mary Ameen

Adjourn (no later than 1:00 pm)

The MAP Forum is a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region.

The MAP Forum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, or translation services, please contact no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.

The WestCOG Foundation is currently seeking proposals

The WestCOG Foundation, Inc. is seeking qualified Vendor(s) who have expertise with IT, CAMA, and GIS to create effective parcel data for communities without data and to support and manage a Regional GIS CAMA and Parcel View system (Regional GIS) for the Region. This project is the initial phase in a multi-year effort to support regional cooperation and efficiencies. Continue reading The WestCOG Foundation is currently seeking proposals

Seeking Proposals

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

  • For evaluation and development of a regional health insurance collaborative for municipal employees in participating groups in the
    Western Connecticut Planning Region.
  • For a feasibility study and implementation plan for
    modernization of selected municipal processes.

For more information, please see our RFP and Grant Opportunities page here.