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The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2019 Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at 10:30 am in Lower Manhattan.  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:

2019 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum

December 13, 2019; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
25 Beaver Street, 2nd floor, Lower Manhattan



  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:30 am – 10:40 am)– Deb Nelson & Gerry Bogacz, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
  2. Regional Planning Activities (10:40 am – 11:40 am)
    a. Southeast, NY-to-Danbury, CT Link Feasibility/Planning Study – Putnam County Planning Commissioner Sandra Fusco, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
    b. Port Master Plan 2050 – Charles Bontempo, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  3. Public Participation (11:40 am – 11:55 am)
  4. Organizational Issues (12:05 pm – 12:25 pm)
    a. Update on the Implementation of MAP Forum Work Program
    i. Central website/content management system – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    ii. Analytical tools committee – Deb Nelson
    iii. Multi-State Freight Working Group – Gerry Bogacz
    iv. Resiliency committee — Group
  5. Next meeting and agenda items (12:25 pm – 12:30 pm) – Deb Nelson & Gerry Bogacz
  6. Adjourn (no later than 12:30 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.