Planners: Metro growth will stall without more housing, transit

Long Island’s high cost of living, traffic congestion and difficulty attracting more high-paying jobs will only get worse unless the region radically remakes itself by investing in mass transit and building more apartments near train stations, a powerful planning group says.

The Regional Plan Association’s new 379-page blueprint for the metropolitan region, to be released Thursday, recommends massive changes that would reshape swaths of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as New York City.

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