ICYMI: Sept. 21 TPB Meeting

The TPB took no formal actions at its September 21 meeting. However, it did receive informational briefings on a number of items, including the launch of a new ridematching app from Commuter Connections, new data on regional commuting trends, and local preparations for upcoming SafeTrack maintenance work on Metro. Launch of new CarpoolNow ridematching app Commuter…

Learn about transportation project prioritization at the Sept. 15 TIP Forum

Ever wonder how area transportation agencies prioritize and fund major projects and programs? Or which projects are slated for funding and construction in the next few years? On September 15, the TPB will host a public forum to shed greater light on the prioritization process and to take a closer look at the region’s six-year…

These newly funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland will advance regional priorities

Five bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland set to receive $1.1 million in federal funding will advance several key regional transportation priorities, including expanding travel options, connecting and strengthening Activity Centers, and serving disadvantaged communities. The projects were recently selected and approved for funding by the TPB, in partnership with the Maryland State Highway Administration….

ICYMI: July 20 TPB meeting

At its meeting on July 20, the TPB took action on three items, including approval of an update to the regional Freight Plan and a proclamation of this year’s Car Free Day event. The main focus of the meeting was a monthly update on Metro’s intensive, yearlong SafeTrack maintenance program. The update summarized lessons learned…

How SafeTrack has impacted traffic on area roadways so far

Analysts at the TPB have examined hour-by-hour traffic patterns on area roadways during the first four “safety surges” of Metro’s aggressive, yearlong SafeTrack maintenance program. The analysis reveals some noteworthy impacts that could help traffic management agencies, transit providers, employers, and daily commuters plan for future disruptions. The TPB’s recent analysis looked at traffic patterns…

Freight Plan, Car Free Day, and SafeTrack are all on the July 20 TPB agenda

The agenda isn’t packed, but a few noteworthy actions and briefings are coming up at the Transportation Planning Board’s next meeting on July 20. Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up: Approval of the regional Freight Plan: The TPB’s Freight Subcommittee has completed work on a major update to the regional Freight Plan. The plan…