The TPB seeks applications for Transportation Alternatives grants

Sidewalks, crosswalks, and trails are among the small projects eligible to receive funding through a federal grant program that is currently accepting applications for DC and will soon be open for applications from localities in Maryland and Virginia. The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program provides federal funds for small-scale projects such as pedestrian and…

Here’s what happened at the March TPB meeting

At its March meeting the TPB approved its budget and work program for the year. The board also received the first quarterly briefing on road safety in the region. And got an update on discussions about bringing housing and jobs closer together, one of the Visualize 2045 aspirational initiatives that was taken up by the…

Did you know the TPB collects bike data?

TPB staff regularly collect transportation-related datasets from our member jurisdictions and other regional partners for inclusion in our Regional Transportation Data Clearinghouse. The automated bicycle and pedestrian counters are one such dataset staff update on an annual basis. The automated counter program, administered by Arlington County, provides continuous count data at dozens of permanent installations…

Learn all about regional transportation planning at the TPB’s Community Leadership Institute

The TPB is seeking community leaders from across the Washington area to participate in the sixteenth Community Leadership Institute. The Community Leadership Institute, or CLI, is a free program designed by TPB staff to engage participants (community leaders) in discussions about transportation planning in the Washington region. Through role-playing and mapping activities, CLI participants learn…

A brief recap of the February TPB meeting

The February TPB meeting was originally planned for Wednesday February 20 but was rescheduled for Friday February 22 due to weather. At its rescheduled meeting the TPB approved regional targets for transit vehicles and stations. The board also received an overview of the TPB’s annual budget and work program that it will need to approve…

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,…

Get to know the Transportation Planning Board

Maybe you already know a lot about the TPB or maybe you’re new to us. The beginning of a new year is a good time to reacquaint ourselves. Here’s a primer on who we are and what we do. There are three main roles the TPB plays: 1. It ensures that federal laws and regulations…

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…