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Master transit plan urges action on climate, infrastructure

Local News | Nov 30, 2017

Master transit plan urges action on climate, infrastructure

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An urban planning think tank is recommending an aggressive plan to repair and improve New York’s aging subway system in the next 15 years and a proposal to turn a wide swath of New Jersey’s Meadowlands into a national park to help combat sea level rise.

The Regional Plan Association released its master plan Thursday. The recommendations include restructuring New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the region’s two dominant transportation agencies. The plan considers fixing New York’s aging and problem-plagued subway system the highest priority. It also recommends congestion pricing for cars entering the city and adding tolls on area highways to pay for infrastructure projects.