Learn about transportation project prioritization at the Sept. 15 TIP Forum

Ever wonder how area transportation agencies prioritize and fund major projects and programs? Or which projects are slated for funding and construction in the next few years? On September 15, the TPB will host a public forum to shed greater light on the prioritization process and to take a closer look at the region’s six-year…

ICYMI: July 20 TPB meeting

At its meeting on July 20, the TPB took action on three items, including approval of an update to the regional Freight Plan and a proclamation of this year’s Car Free Day event. The main focus of the meeting was a monthly update on Metro’s intensive, yearlong SafeTrack maintenance program. The update summarized lessons learned…

How SafeTrack has impacted traffic on area roadways so far

Analysts at the TPB have examined hour-by-hour traffic patterns on area roadways during the first four “safety surges” of Metro’s aggressive, yearlong SafeTrack maintenance program. The analysis reveals some noteworthy impacts that could help traffic management agencies, transit providers, employers, and daily commuters plan for future disruptions. The TPB’s recent analysis looked at traffic patterns…

Freight Plan, Car Free Day, and SafeTrack are all on the July 20 TPB agenda

The agenda isn’t packed, but a few noteworthy actions and briefings are coming up at the Transportation Planning Board’s next meeting on July 20. Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up: Approval of the regional Freight Plan: The TPB’s Freight Subcommittee has completed work on a major update to the regional Freight Plan. The plan…

ICYMI: June 15 TPB meeting

At its meeting on June 22, the TPB took no formal actions, but received a series of briefings on topics including Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance program and a draft regional freight plan currently open for public comment. Update on Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance program Fairfax County’s Nick Perfelli briefed the board on actions the county has taken…

Separated bike-lane design guide workshop coming up June 29

Separated bike lanes have become a hot topic in recent years. Now, two new design guides—one from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the other from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)—provide planners with updated best practices for building them. On Wednesday, June 29, the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee will host a workshop to…