Here’s what you missed at the May TPB meeting

At its May meeting the TPB approved 13 projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation Land-use Connections (TLC) program. The board discussed a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment for the Nice Bridge replacement and decided to defer action until June. Also at the meeting, graduates of the Community Leadership Institute received certificates for their…

Scenes from the first night of the Community Leadership Institute (CLI) 16

The 16th Community Leadership Institute (CLI) met for the first of three sessions on Thursday, April 18. The CLI teaches community leaders about how transportation decisions are made and how they can make a difference.  Here are some scenes from the first night. CLI 16 continues for two more weeks. Look for more pictures and reports…

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…

Transportation planning, explained

We’ve talked about what the TPB is and what it does. But one question people ask is how projects develop. Transportation planning is everything that has to happen before the shovel hits the ground. The TPB exerts an influence Previously, we explained that one of the TPB’s roles is to provide a regional policy framework…

Here are 3 projects that got started through the Transportation Land-use Connections Program

The TPB’s Transportation Land-Use Connections Program (TLC) gets projects started with technical assistance to set them up to receive funding for construction from programs such as the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program. The TPB began the TLC program in 2006 and has since provided services to local jurisdictions to identify creative, forward-thinking, and sustainable projects….