RPA Plan Envisions World in Which Subways Work

A nearly 400-page document released Thursday makes 61 recommendations addressing everything from the subway’s troubles to Teterboro Airport potentially being swamped by climate change. The Regional Plan Association report aims to make the metro area more equitable, prosperous, sustainable and healthy over the next quarter-century.

But the essence of the group’s fourth regional plan in the past century is to keep the city from running out of room.

“We looked at the growth we had over the prior 25-year period,” said RPA President Tom Wright. “We added 1.8 million jobs and about 3 million people.” But through 2040, growth rates for the city are projected to be about half what they were over the previous 25 years, and not because people and businesses don’t want to move here.

Read the full article in Crain's New York Business.