RECAP: Here’s what happened at the Oct. 18 TPB meeting

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At its October 18 meeting, the TPB approved an amendment to the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), kicked off the solicitation of inputs for the new Visualize 2045 long-range plan, and approved five projects in the District of Columbia to receive federal Transportation Alternatives funding. Before approving the CLRP amendment, several board members expressed…

Once-in-a-decade Regional Travel Survey kicks off

By this time next year, approximately 15,000 randomly selected households across the National Capital Region and neighboring jurisdictions will have participated in the TPB’s once-in-a-decade Regional Travel Survey, helping to paint a detailed picture of the daily travel patterns of people who call this region home. The survey, which kicked off October 3, asks households…

RECAP: Here’s what happened at the May 17 TPB meeting

The main highlight of the Transportation Planning Board’s May 17 meeting was approval of eight local projects to receive technical assistance under the TPB’s Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) program. The board also advanced Maryland’s I-270 Innovative Congestion Management project toward inclusion in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and heard from a COG technical panel…

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…

Equity Emphasis Areas are up for board approval at the Mar. 29 TPB meeting

The Transportation Planning Board’s March meeting was rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, due to inclement weather. An updated agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the Thursday before the meeting. Here’s a recap of what’s coming up: Equity Emphasis Areas map and methodology endorsement. TPB staff have developed a new approach to assessing whether…