Get to know the Transportation Planning Board

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Maybe you already know a lot about the TPB or maybe you’re new to us. The beginning of a new year is a good time to reacquaint ourselves. Here’s a primer on who we are and what we do. There are three main roles the TPB plays: 1. It ensures that federal laws and regulations…

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…

How will a million more people get around in 2045?

Our region is forecasted to have more than a million new people and a million new jobs by 2045. How will they all get around? What are the plans to provide for their mobility and what might we expect from the plans? What is the performance analysis? The performance analysis takes the inputs—the forecasts for…

Here’s what happened at the September TPB meeting

At its September meeting the TPB received an hour-long briefing on the draft long-range transportation plan for the region, Visualize 2045. The board also heard public comments regarding Visualize 2045, reports from the Citizens Advisory Committee and Access For All Advisory Committee, and received a short briefing on the 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Visualize…