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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.

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