A preview of Visualize 2045

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We’ve been working on the region’s new long-range transportation plan for over a year and will be releasing it for public comment on Sept 7. If you want to learn more about the plan, we’re hosting three Open Houses for folks to learn more about what is in the draft plan. At the open houses,…

How will the TPB’s 7 initiatives become a reality?

At it’s July meeting, the TPB continued its ongoing discussions about how to support projects, programs, and policies to implement the seven initiatives it endorsed in the winter. At the meeting, board members held an open discussion of ideas from each jurisdiction with the goal of finding out what it would take to implement the…

Here are 7 takeaways from TPB’s regional travel trends study

A recent Transportation Planning Board (TPB) analysis looked at trends in how people in the region travel, including riding Metro and transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, and telecommuting. The research found that changing demographics, population growth, expanding non-auto travel options, and good planning are impacting how people get around the region. Here are the top seven…

Dockless bikeshare workshop emphasizes the importance of regional coordination

Dockless bikeshare increases shared bike use significantly. That was the good news from the May 31 Dockless Bikeshare Workshop. However, free from fixed docking stations, participants learned that dockless bikes don’t respect jurisdictional lines. Inter-jurisdictional coordination and cooperation is essential. At a workshop sponsored by the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee, speakers from the District…

Bike to Work Day is coming! Are you ready?

May is National Bike Month and the Washington region is celebrating. The TPB proclaimed Friday, May 18 as Bike to Work Day for the region. This is the 18th year the TPB, through Commuter Connections, has co-organized Bike to Work Day, along with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). It’s a day to encourage more…

Drivers, transit riders, and people who walk and bike said reliability influences their travel choices the most

Reliability is the main factor that influences how people in the region make their transportation choices. About the Visualize 2045 public opinion survey Last summer, the TPB conducted a public input survey to gather general attitudes and opinions about transportation in the region. The survey’s purpose was to better understand what factors influence people’s travel…

Vehicle census shows what kinds of vehicles are on our region’s roads

What kinds of cars and trucks are on our region’s roads? TPB planners are interested in understanding the current characteristics of cars, trucks and buses in our region. Knowing this information helps them more accurately forecast mobile emissions and see if our region is meeting its air quality goals. Every few years, TPB staff compiles…