How Much Does It Cost?

In current dollars, approximately $121 billion will be needed to maintain the regionís transportation infrastructure over the next two decades.

NYMTC forecasts that approximately $97.6 billion will be needed over the next 20 years to simply maintain New York Cityís vast infrastructure. This total includes approximately $15.7 billion for roadways, $32.5 billion for bridges and $49.7 billion for transit.

The total forecasted cost for maintaining Long Islandís infrastructure is approximately $12.1 billion over the same period, including $1.9 billion for roadways, $1.6 billion for bridges and $8.6 billion for transit.

For the lower Hudson Valley (Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties), the total long-range cost of infrastructure needs is $10.9 billion, including approximately $1.1 billion for roadways, $2.0 billion for bridges and $7.8 billion for transit.

In all, NYMTC forecasts that our region can expect to receive $150 billion in current dollars from federal, state and local resources over the next 20 years. (RTP Exective Summary, identified capital needs, 2005-2030)

NYMTC members are also exploring projects related to improving and expanding the transportation system and addressing issues of transportation safety and security. There are a dozen major investment studies currently underway within the region, each of which is considering system expansion. These studies may recommend projects that would require significant additional investments. Other areas of focus include the expansion of Intelligent Transportation Systems to make more efficient use of the existing transportation network.