Here’s what happened at the January TPB meeting

At its January meeting, the TPB approved new highway safety targets for the region. The board was briefed on how the partial government shutdown has affected traffic in the region and how Visualize 2045 might impact low-income and minority populations. The board also appointed new members to the Citizens Advisory Committee. In his Director’s Report,…

Regional leaders gathered for the Capital Trails Coalition Symposium

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from the Capital Trails Coalition. The TPB is a partner organization to the Coalition through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The Coalition held a symposium last month. TPB staff participated on two panels and attended the symposium. The coalition’s work helps further the TPB’s two initiatives…

Celebrating GIS Day with a Visualize 2045 interactive map (and a game!)

Since 1999, GIS Day has been celebrated on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week. GIS Day was created to show how geographic information systems (GIS) technology is applied in several fields of work to solve problems, answer questions, and otherwise demonstrate the power of spatial data. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), staff…

We want you for our Citizens Advisory Committee!

Are you, or is someone you know, interested in providing input into the regional transportation planning process? Recruitment will begin on November 9 for the 2019 committee. The TPB is looking for new members to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC advises the TPB by providing citizen input. In the past, the…

The TPB approves Visualize 2045: Here’s the recap of the October TPB meeting

At its October meeting the board approved Visualize 2045 as the region’s new long-range plan. The approval included four separate actions by the board. First it needed to hear public comments submitted in the official public comment period and the responses to those comments. Second, it had to approve the air quality conformity analysis. Next…

Bus transformation project: A better way to get there

Buses play an important role in the Washington region’s transportation system by affordably connecting residents to jobs, school, and other aspects of daily life. Metro and the other local bus operators like ART, CUE, DASH, DC Circulator, Fairfax Connector, Ride On, and TheBus carry 600,000 trips daily and expand the reach of transit into communities…

How will a million more people get around in 2045?

Our region is forecasted to have more than a million new people and a million new jobs by 2045. How will they all get around? What are the plans to provide for their mobility and what might we expect from the plans? What is the performance analysis? The performance analysis takes the inputs—the forecasts for…

Here’s what happened at the September TPB meeting

At its September meeting the TPB received an hour-long briefing on the draft long-range transportation plan for the region, Visualize 2045. The board also heard public comments regarding Visualize 2045, reports from the Citizens Advisory Committee and Access For All Advisory Committee, and received a short briefing on the 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Visualize…