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…

At annual forum, private providers and transit agencies discuss future of mobility services

Representatives of taxi companies, paratransit providers, and public transit agencies from across the region convened on June 29 to discuss the future of providing mobility services to transportation disadvantaged individuals in the Washington region, especially older adults and persons with disabilities. The annual gathering, hosted by the TPB, is an opportunity for private providers to…