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…

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…

Newly funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland advance regional priorities

  The TPB approved more than $1.2 million in funding for four bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The TAP program provides funding to transportation projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, trail, and Safe Routes to School projects. The projects were selected in part based on…

Here’s what happened at the June TPB meeting

At its June meeting the TPB set targets for measuring the performance of the highway system for congestion and emissions. The board received briefings on the region’s travel trends and learned about the final set of performance targets for the region’s bridges and pavement conditions. Board members also discussed how the region should begin implementing…

People across the region discussed and explored seven transportation ideas

In December and January, the TPB endorsed seven initiatives for a better transportation future. This spring, the TPB began a conversation in the region to get people talking about their opinions on the initiatives and how they might imagine the future with them. To get this conversation started, we held 12 public forums reaching almost…

Dockless bikeshare workshop emphasizes the importance of regional coordination

Dockless bikeshare increases shared bike use significantly. That was the good news from the May 31 Dockless Bikeshare Workshop. However, free from fixed docking stations, participants learned that dockless bikes don’t respect jurisdictional lines. Inter-jurisdictional coordination and cooperation is essential. At a workshop sponsored by the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee, speakers from the District…

Here’s what happened at the May 16 TPB meeting

At its May meeting, the TPB approved projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation Land-Use Connections program. These projects further regional goals to help create more livable, walkable, bikeable, and transit accessible communities. The board also received briefings on the bike and pedestrian element of Visualize 2045, Performance Based Planning and Programming measures for…

Transportation Land-Use Connections projects will help create more livable communities

At its May 16 meeting, the TPB approved nine projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation/Land Use Connection (TLC) Program. Launched over a decade ago, the TLC program provides local jurisdictions with professional consultants to help work on creative and sustainable small-scale plans and projects. One by one, these projects help further TPB goals…