Northeast Megaregion 2050: A Common Future

AM2050NEreport.png A new report by RPA warns that the future of the Northeast Megaregion is threatened by lagging job growth, rising housing costs, increasing air and road congestion, and threats to our environment and quality of life. The report recommends creating cross-border partnerships to address mobility, carbon emissions, sprawl and environmental protection. With the proper investments and concerted action, the Northeast Megaregion can turn its incredible concentration of people, skills and transportation infrastructure into strategic advantage in an era of climate change and oil uncertainty.

The report comes on the heels of a Senate vote last week to authorize nearly $2 billion a year for Amtrak service and capital investments, and reports that Amtrak ridership is up 6.3% nationally and nearly 20% on high speed lines in the Northeast. Next week, the New York region will focus on the bigger picture at the NYU Rudin Center's conference on "Thinking Bigger: New York and Transportation in the Northeast Megaregion." Meanwhile, RPA is partnering with the CEO Council for Growth, the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, the Connecticut Technology Council, the Boston Foundation, and many others, to convene regional meetings about the future of the Northeast Corridor as part of a new, Business Alliance for Northeast Mobility.

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