Studies & Projects

Below is a list of studies and projects currently active or for reference to local and regional planning. Other studies are available and can be reviewed in the Planning Library at Building T in the County's Pomona complex.

MTA Cost-Benefit Studies

The County of Rockland has conducted several studies to determine the benefits associated with the County's membership in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).  In addition, the County references MTA's own analysis in their efforts to determine the value Rockland County receives.

MTA Value Gap Analysis Final Report (2012)

MTA County-by-County Cost Benefit Analysis (2008)

MTA Cost Benefit Analysis (1999)

Analysis of Costs & Benefits of MTA Service to Rockland & Orange Counties (1999)

 Analysis of Option to Withdraw from MTA

Suffern Commuter Parking Study (2002)

The study goal was to develop transportation strategies to address and balance the needs of residents, commuters and business owners. The study resulted in several options to accommodate the future demand for commuter parking with the opening of Secaucus Transfer and to improve traffic circulation and pedestrian access and safety.

The Commuter Parking Study: (by Edwards & Kelcey)

Route 303 Sustainability Development Study (SDS) (2002)

Joint study with the Town of Orangetown, the Orangetown Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), Rockland County, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC)

Press Release - Route 303 Study Team Issues Final Report

Route 303 Study Final Report: (by Wilbur Smith & Associates)

Mid-Hudson South Region Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan (2001)

This bicycle and pedestrian master plan was prepared in cooperation with Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties. The study area encompasses all three counties, and is known as the Mid-Hudson South Region of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC). The plan defines a vision for bicycling and walking in the tri-county region and builds on previous regional and local studies to identify needs, define strategies and recommend projects that improve conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The Comprehensive Plan: (by RBA Group)

Railroad Crossing Safety & Train Whistle Study (2002)

The study was initiated to respond to resident concern over increasing train traffic volume, train horn noise, safety and other quality of life issues. Phase I involved data collection, research and evaluation work, and has produced a report which outlines the criteria necessary in order to meet the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements for the establishment of a Quiet Zone. The report also recommended supplemental safety measures such a 4-quadrant gates or median barriers for each grade crossing, which would need to be put in place in order to create the Quiet Zone.

The Complete Study: (by RL Banks & Associates)