What We Do
At RPA, our professional researchers and regional planners seek to improve the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region through work in transportation, economic development and real estate, environment and open space and more. We also provide leadership on transportation, environmental and economic-development issues in the Northeast and across the U.S.
We fight to protect the landscapes and water bodies of the metropolitan region. We work to establish and preserve vital open spaces and improve access for residents. We also research and promote strategies to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and reduce our region's vulnerability to climate change and severe weather.
We conduct research and provide leadership on a range of transportation, sustainability and economic-development issues in the Northeast and in the U.S. We focus on optimizing the use of high-speed rail, the need for improvements in Northeast Corridor rail service and the growing influence of large regional economies.
We propose and advocate for innovative approaches to transportation that will improve the ability of residents and visitors to travel to and within the region. We analyze travel behavior, study new technologies and press for resources to upgrade our aging highways, bridges, airports, ports and transit networks.