How the region will start using data to better maintain its transit systems

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Funding to maintain transit has been a hot topic recently. As a region, substantial amounts of money are spent on maintaining transit systems. Just like potholes in the roads, buses, railcars, and stations also need upkeep. And it’s not just about Metro. The Washington region has many more small and large transit agencies and providers…

Newly funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in Virginia will connect more communities to transit

At its April 19 meeting, the TPB approved seven new projects in Northern Virginia to receive $2.7 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. Also known as Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside, this program provides capital funding to projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, recreational trail, and Safe Routes to School projects….

Here’s what’s coming up at the Apr. 19 TPB meeting

The Transportation Planning Board is scheduled to meet at noon on Wednesday, April 19. 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: Approving funding recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian projects in Northern Virginia. The TPB will consider seven projects…

What will it take to meet the region’s long-term transportation goals?

If you had to choose 6-10 projects, programs, or policies to move the region closer to achieving its long-term transportation goals, what would go on the list? Eight-car trains for Metro? A new highway bridge across the Potomac River? More bike-lanes and pedestrian paths? The TPB’s recently reestablished Long-Range Plan Task Force is aiming to…

Transportation equity headlined an action-packed March TPB meeting

The TPB’s March 29 meeting was dominated by action items—nine in all. One was the board’s endorsement of a new approach to analyzing equity in the region’s long-range transportation plan. Others included formally establishing the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force and approving a work plan and budget for FY 2018. The meeting was originally scheduled…