Freight corridors, a special birthday, and more coming up at the June 21 TPB meeting

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The Transportation Planning Board is scheduled to meet at noon on Wednesday, June 21. 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: Identifying Critical Urban Freight Corridors. Federal law enables metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) like the TPB to identify…

Enhanced Mobility grantees share the secrets to their success

About every two years the TPB plays a key role in selecting and awarding federal grant funding to projects and initiatives throughout the region aimed at improving mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities. Over the years, dozens of non-profit organizations, local governments, transit agencies, and private for-profit providers have received funding. At a TPB-hosted…

Getting from 80 to 10: An update on the Long-Range Plan Task Force’s “winnowing”

Earlier this year, the TPB charged its newly reestablished Long-Range Plan Task Force with identifying a limited set of regionally significant projects, programs, and policies above and beyond those already in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan that could help make significantly greater progress toward achieving regional transportation goals. At that time, the board called…