MEADOWLANDS DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION PLAN (MDTP) OVERVIEW
The Hackensack Meadowlands Transportation Planning Act of 2005 and 2015 (Act), established a Transportation Planning District within the Hackensack Meadowlands District. The law requires the creation of a comprehensive District-wide Transportation Plan that will designate transportation projects and associated funding needed to sustain future economic growth. The Act empowers the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to assess fees on future District development based upon a technical analysis of its projected impact upon the transportation system.
The First Meadowlands District Transportation Plan was adopted in 2007 by both the MDTP Board and the Agency. The objective of the Plan is to identify transportation needs, recommend specific improvements and estimate costs of improvements over a time frame that reaches to the year 2030. The Plan fulfills the requirements of the Act and plays an important role in the Meadowlands Transportation Planning Board’s (MTPB) mission to improve mobility for passengers and freight throughout the District.
The NJSEA Transportation Group and its consultants, with oversight of the MTPB, are undertaking the development of an updated District-wide transportation plan through a consultative planning process that relies upon the participation of the public and private sector interests. The updated Meadowlands District Transportation Plan (MDTP) will reflect recent growth in the District and renew the transportation planning horizon to the year 2045 (MDTP 2045).
VIRTUAL MEADOWLANDS DISTRICT
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority has commenced work on the Meadowlands District Transportation Plan (MDTP) 2045, an update to the original MDTP 2030 completed in 2007. NJSEA is conducting outreach and seeking input on the updated plan through a series of meetings of the Governing Stakeholders Group, Technical Advisory Group and Meadowlands Transportation Planning Board (MTPB) that began in January 2021 and will continue over the study’s roughly two-year timeframe. The overarching goal is to plan for adequate transportation infrastructure to address future growth anticipated by the middle of the 21st century, with development of revised fee structure on future development initiatives to help fund multi-modal transportation improvements considering emerging technology. Planning efforts will culminate in a public hearing held by the MTPB anticipated in the second quarter of 2022, with subsequent approval of the plan and recommendation for adoption by the NJSEA Board.
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