Hitting the road for Memorial Day? Think twice before leaving Thursday afternoon

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Thousands of getaway travelers will spill onto Washington area highways this week, heading out of town for the long Memorial Day weekend. Those in the know will think twice before hitting the road Thursday afternoon. Traffic analysts at the TPB recently examined historical traffic information on area freeways in the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend. The…

ICYMI: May 18 TPB meeting

At its meeting on Wednesday, May 18, the TPB awarded funding to 8 local projects under its popular Transportation/Land-Use (TLC) Connections program. The board also discussed Maryland’s public-private contract to build the Purple Line, an updated list of priority unfunded bicycle and pedestrian projects, and ways the TPB can support regional coordination during Metro’s upcoming…

Highlights from a gorgeous #BTWD2016

Beautiful weather greeted bike commuters for Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, May 20. More than 17,000 people registered to take part in the event that encourages people to give bike-commuting a try. The annual event is a partnership between the TPB’s Commuter Connections program, and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). A total…

Alexandria honored Ron Kirby with a memorial plaque and ceremony

The City of Alexandria honored Ron Kirby, the TPB’s former long-time staff director, at a memorial ceremony held on Sunday, May 15. At the gathering, city officials unveiled a plaque honoring Ron’s contributions to the region as head of transportation planning at the TPB and COG from 1987 until his unexpected death in 2013. The…

How I decided to ride on Bike to Work Day

Ron Milone is the director of the TPB’s travel forecasting program. He will be participating in Bike to Work Day for the first time ever this Friday, May 20, riding from his home in Rockville to the COG offices in downtown DC. He was inspired to graduate from his stationary bike to trying out bike…

Check out some cool BTWD videos

The region is gearing up for Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, May 20. Cities, counties, businesses, and community groups across the region are organizing pit stops to welcome cyclists and celebrate the day. They’re also producing fun videos to spread the word and inspire commuters to give bicycling a try! Check out some of the cool videos…

Coming up at the May 18 TPB meeting: TLC, Purple Line, & bus priority

The Transportation Planning Board is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 18, at noon. The official agenda and all meeting materials will be posted on the Thursday before the meeting. Here is a quick preview of what’s coming up: Funding for local technical assistance projects through TLC. The TPB is slated to approve 8 local planning studies or…

Bike to Work Day: 6 tips, tricks, & things to know

May is National Bike Month and every year Commuter Connections, a program of the TPB, partners with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) to sponsor Bike to Work Day. This year’s event will take place on Friday, May 20. Bicycling in the region keeps getting easier, and more people are doing it! Since 2005, we’ve…

We’re looking for new members for our Access for All Advisory Committee

Do you know someone who advocates for or could represent the interests of people who may be underserved by our region’s transportation system? We’re looking for new members to serve on our Access for All (AFA) Advisory Committee. The AFA advises the TPB on challenges faced by transportation-disadvantaged groups, including low-income individuals, minority communities, persons with…