Planning for the Future
Updated every three years, the
Transportation Plan (The Plan) is required as a prerequisite
for federal funding of transportation projects. The Plan
identifies the regionís transportation needs and objectives,
along with an analysis of regional trends and planned projects
for a minimum of 20 years. The current Plan was adopted by NYMTC
in 1994 and is undergoing its second update. In addition,
because the region does not attain National Air Quality
Standards under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, NYMTC must
regularly demonstrate that its Plan conforms to the New York
State Implementation Plan for Air Quality (SIP).
Forecasts and Needs Assessment
studies and continually updated databases are essential to
assessing current and future travel demand in order to plan for
the future and assess the effectiveness of proposals such as
improving a highway segment or expanding transit services. NYMTC
is responsible for the regionís data and reports of interest
to planning professionals, the public and the media. These
public documents are available for use by the planning community
and others throughout the region.
list of reports may be viewed offline and/or online with updates when they are published.