A brief recap of the February TPB meeting

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The February TPB meeting was originally planned for Wednesday February 20 but was rescheduled for Friday February 22 due to weather. At its rescheduled meeting the TPB approved regional targets for transit vehicles and stations. The board also received an overview of the TPB’s annual budget and work program that it will need to approve…

Transportation planning, explained

We’ve talked about what the TPB is and what it does. But one question people ask is how projects develop. Transportation planning is everything that has to happen before the shovel hits the ground. The TPB exerts an influence Previously, we explained that one of the TPB’s roles is to provide a regional policy framework…

Here’s what happened at the January TPB meeting

At its January meeting, the TPB approved new highway safety targets for the region. The board was briefed on how the partial government shutdown has affected traffic in the region and how Visualize 2045 might impact low-income and minority populations. The board also appointed new members to the Citizens Advisory Committee. In his Director’s Report,…

Get to know the Transportation Planning Board

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13 ways the region can reach its transportation aspirations

At a work session prior to the November TPB meeting, subject-matter experts from the TPB’s subcommittees presented recommendations for how to implement five of the seven initiatives from Visualize 2045. The specific project, program, and policy recommendations provide a starting point for ways jurisdictions can begin to implement the seven initiatives. Explore and learn about…

Celebrating GIS Day with a Visualize 2045 interactive map (and a game!)

Since 1999, GIS Day has been celebrated on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week. GIS Day was created to show how geographic information systems (GIS) technology is applied in several fields of work to solve problems, answer questions, and otherwise demonstrate the power of spatial data. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), staff…

We want you for our Citizens Advisory Committee!

Are you, or is someone you know, interested in providing input into the regional transportation planning process? Recruitment will begin on November 9 for the 2019 committee. The TPB is looking for new members to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC advises the TPB by providing citizen input. In the past, the…