Category Archives: Transportation

PUBLIC NOTICE for the 5/14/19 Multi-State Freight Working Group meeting

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces the fourth meeting of its Multi-State Freight Working Group on May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am. For security purposes, anyone interested in attending in person should use the following link to RSVP no later than noon on Friday May 10, 2019: map_forum_freight.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th floor, Newark, NJ 07102 

https://www.njtpa.org/About-NJTPA/Directions/Directions-and-Map-to-NJTPA.aspx

Please be sure and have a photo ID at the meeting location.

MEETING AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:00 am – 10:10 am) – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  2. Regional Commodity and Goods Movement Trends and Developments (10:10 am – 11:00 am)
    1. Freight Rail Industrial Opportunity Corridors Program – Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    2. Technological Impacts on Goods Movement – Chris Lamm, Cambridge Systematics
  3. Updates on Freight Planning Studies & Activities (11:00 am – 11:45 am)
    1. Goods Movement Strategies for Communities Webtool Demonstration – Quanquan Chen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    2. National Freight Fluidity Monitoring Program – Chris Lamm
    3. Regional Freight Land Use Study – Gerry Bogacz, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
    4. Two-minute reports from MAP Forum members
  4. Statewide Freight Plan Status in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (11:45 am – 12:00 pm)
  5. Future Working Group Activities (12:00 pm – 12:15 pm) — Group
    1. Next Meeting: October 2019, hosted by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
    2. Issues for Future Consideration 
      1. Truck Parking
      2. Rail Freight
      3. Marine Highways
      4. Others?
  6. Adjourn (no later than 12:15 pm)

Please note that the meeting also will be available as a webinar if you cannot attend in person:

https://njtpa.webex.com/njtpa/j.php?MTID=m933724aa105fc5397769b8068626279c

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, or American Sign Language, please contact TRitter@njtpa.org no later than Thursday May 9th.

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

PUBLIC NOTICE

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 https://mapforum2018.eventbrite.com. 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: https://njtpa.webex.com/njtpa/j.php?MTID=m045bc95e9a3fa05c9ee084a94d1139f9 .

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

AGENDA

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 TRitter@njtpa.org no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Legislators Hosting Greater Danbury Transportation Forum

DANBURY – To better inform the greater Danbury region on status of area state transportation issues, State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Michael Ferguson (R-138), Will Duff (R-2), David Arconti (D- 109), Fred Wilms (R-142) Gail Lavielle (R-143), Stephen Harding (R-107) and Sen. Michael McLachlan (R-24) will be holding a State Transportation Forum on March 5th in Danbury with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker. Continue reading Legislators Hosting Greater Danbury Transportation Forum