RECAP: Here’s what else happened at the July 19 TPB meeting

The TPB’s July meeting ran nearly a half-hour over schedule as board members discussed and ultimately voted to accept the recommendations of the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force. The board also set Friday, September 22, as Car Free Day in the Washington region and heard from Virginia Railway Express (VRE) CEO Doug Allen about the…

Getting from 80 to 10: An update on the Long-Range Plan Task Force’s “winnowing”

Earlier this year, the TPB charged its newly reestablished Long-Range Plan Task Force with identifying a limited set of regionally significant projects, programs, and policies above and beyond those already in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan that could help make significantly greater progress toward achieving regional transportation goals. At that time, the board called…

RECAP: Here’s what happened at the May 17 TPB meeting

The main highlight of the Transportation Planning Board’s May 17 meeting was approval of eight local projects to receive technical assistance under the TPB’s Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) program. The board also advanced Maryland’s I-270 Innovative Congestion Management project toward inclusion in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and heard from a COG technical panel…

Welcome to the City of Laurel as the TPB’s newest member

The TPB gained a new member jurisdiction in May as the City of Laurel, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, officially joined both the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the TPB.  Laurel was already technically part of the TPB’s planning area as part of Prince George’s County but now has its own vote on the board as…

#BTWD2017 in pictures and tweets!

Bike to Work Day 2017 broke records with 18,700+ registered participants riding to work and enjoying pit-stop goodies and great fun across the region. Here’s a look back through some of our favorite pictures and tweets. The morning kicked off with convoys and trail rides.  Commuter Connections Director Nick Ramfos rode in a convoy from Frederick,…

There’s nothing to lose. Try bike commuting on Bike to Work Day!

“Just try it!” That’s the message some veteran bike commuters on the TPB’s technical program staff gave when asked what they would tell folks who might be considering taking part in the region’s annual Bike to Work Day, coming up Friday, May 19. “What have you got to lose?” said Steve Osborn, a specialist with…