A slew of studies with the main focus being connections between the tri-state region are underway with funding to be approved later this month by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council.
Many studies in the city look to determine growth in ridership in outer boroughs.
Among them are congestion studies on: Fordham Road, White Plains Road, and East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx, Broadway, Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, and Church Avenue in Brooklyn, West 9th Street in Manhattan, Northern Blvd from 48th st to Junction Blvd, Queens Boulevard to Woodhaven Boulevard, and Woodhaven Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway in Queens.
There are also many Metropolitan Transportation Authority surveys to get updated data on passenger destination on various lines throughout the city, and a growth center transportation analysis in Jamaica, Queens.
The 63 NYC-based projects are part of the 2014 Unified Planning Work Program the NYMTC will approve at the annual meeting on Feb. 27. The project has already been approved by NYMTC’s Program, Finance and Administration Committee last month, and they determined there were sufficient funds for the projects listed in the Program.
NYMTC covers New York City, Long Island, and the lower Hudson Valley. A Metropolitan Planning Organization like the NYMTC is required for areas with populations over 50,000 in order to qualify for Federal transportation funding.