Recap: Here’s what happened at the Jan. 17 TPB meeting

The January TPB meeting introduced Charles Allen as chair. He led an action-packed meeting as the TPB approved the project submissions for the air quality analysis for the constrained element of Visualize 2045, approved grants to fund transportation services for people with disabilities, approved new highway safety targets for the region, and endorsed two bike…

New this year, highway safety targets for the region

As part of new federal requirements for Performance Based Planning and Programming, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) like the TPB must collect and report data about highway safety for the region. New for MPOs This is new for the TPB. Although states have collected highway safety data before, the new federal rules create common definitions for…

Many great ideas could help us overcome our transportation challenges

At the November 15 TPB meeting the board received an hour long briefing to go over the results from an analysis of 10 transportation improvement initiatives it had selected for study earlier in July. In July, the TPB approved the 10 task force recommended initiatives to be analyzed to assess how well each initiative could…

A brief recap of the Nov. TPB meeting

At its November 15 meeting, the TPB received a long briefing on the results of a study of the initiatives recommended by its Long-Range Plan Task Force. The board also approved the region’s designated Critical Urban Freight Corridors. MORE: Get the full presentation of the Long-Range Plan Task Force study TPB actions at the November…

Here’s what’s next for the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force

At its October 18 meeting, the Long-Range Plan Task Force discussed the process it will use to select initiatives from the ten being studied to recommend for the TPB’s endorsement. As a reminder, the task force created a long list of projects, programs, and policies, then narrowed it down to 10 to recommend to the…

A few takeaways from the AMPO annual conference

Several TPB staff—including the TPB News team attended the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations’ (AMPO) Annual Conference. We loved meeting other MPO staff from all over the country to swap ideas and be inspired. Here are a few things we took away from the conference. We got to share our work and learn from others…

Find out how Street Smart’s new campaign, “shattered lives” was born

Every fall as the days get shorter, the TPB’s bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign, Street Smart, kicks off a period of ad campaigns and increased enforcement. This year, the program is launching new creative content for its messaging campaign. Here’s a peek behind the curtain to see how this new campaign came to be. About…

RECAP: Here’s what happened at the Oct. 18 TPB meeting

At its October 18 meeting, the TPB approved an amendment to the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), kicked off the solicitation of inputs for the new Visualize 2045 long-range plan, and approved five projects in the District of Columbia to receive federal Transportation Alternatives funding. Before approving the CLRP amendment, several board members expressed…

Now is the time for agencies to submit or update projects, programs, and policies for inclusion in Visualize 2045

An important phase in the development of the region’s Visualize 2045 long-range transportation plan kicked off October 18 with the Transportation Planning Board’s approval of the Technical Inputs Solicitation—a call for area transportation agencies to submit or update all regionally significant projects, programs, and policies they expect to implement between now and 2045. Why is…