ICYMI: Feb. 15 TPB Meeting

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The TPB’s February 15 meeting ran a half-hour over schedule as the board crafted a scope for the future work of its Long-Range Plan Task Force. The board also discussed the regional impacts of Metro’s proposed FY 2018 operating budget. Actions taken by the TPB at its February 15 meeting Amended WMATA’s portion of the…

New federal performance rules for MPOs, explained

New federal performance measurement requirements for metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) like the TPB mean new data and evaluation will provide additional ways to assess the transportation system’s performance. The last two federal surface transportation laws, MAP-21 and the FAST Act, included provisions requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to craft new rules for state…

How TLC helped jumpstart a trail project in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County wanted to build a new walking and biking trail in the busy Central Avenue corridor. The TPB’s Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program helped jumpstart the project. For the last ten years, through its Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program, the TPB has been helping local jurisdictions in the region plan vibrant communities and support biking,…

What’s coming up at the Feb. 15 TPB meeting

The Transportation Planning Board is scheduled to meet at noon on Wednesday, February 15. The official agenda and all meeting materials will be posted on the Thursday before the meeting. Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up: Discussing potential long-range, regional impacts of Metro’s proposed FY 18 budget. Board members will hear from Metro…