Safety and equity issues were top concerns at a regional workshop on dockless scooters

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On May 30, 2019 the TPB hosted its third in a series of regional workshops on Dockless Scooters and Bicycles.  Representatives from the District Department of Transportation, Montgomery County, Arlington, and Baltimore City presented on the results of their pilot programs to an audience of over sixty planners, consultants, public officials, and members of the…

Transportation Land-use Connections projects will advance regional priorities

At its May meeting, the TPB approved 13 projects for $680,000 in technical assistance as part of this year’s Transportation Land Use connections (TLC) program. These projects align with regional priorities, such as promoting walkable, bikeable, and transit accessible communities, and the TPB’s Visualize 2045 aspirational initiatives. This year, the TLC program received a record  number of…

One big region, all connected

“We’re one big region and all connected.” That’s how one participant described the Community Leadership Institute (CLI). The TPB trained community leaders at CLI 16 across three consecutive Thursday nights. Community leaders from across the region gathered to learn about the transportation planning process and how they can become involved in the decision-making process within…

Here’s what happened at the April TPB meeting

At its April meeting the TPB proclaimed May 17 as Bike to Work Day in the Washington region. The board also received a briefing on road safety in the District of Columbia, learned about findings from the Air Passenger Survey, and received an update on the upcoming Community Leadership Institute (CLI). Action items There were…

The TPB focuses on safety

Fatal crashes on our region’s roadways have increased each year since 2015, a disturbing turnaround from the dramatic decline in annual fatalities between 2005 and 2013. Several times each week local media publishes disturbing reports about fatal crashes on our roadways. It is no coincidence that roadway safety has been on the TPB’s agenda more…

Meet the TPB’s 2019 Citizens Advisory Committee

The TPB’s 2019 Citizens Advisory Committee met for its second meeting on March 14. The TPB appointed the new committee in January. Here’s a little bit about the committee and what they’re planning for the year. The CAC’s two main charges are to promote public involvement in transportation planning for the region and to provide…

Who’s using our region’s airports and how are they getting there?

In 2017, fewer people traveled out of the Washington-Baltimore region’s airports for vacation, compared to 2015. And, more people are getting to the region’s airports using ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft when compared to 2015. Last June the TPB released an initial set of findings from its most recent Washington-Baltimore Regional Air Passenger Survey…

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 are 3 projects that got started through the Transportation Land-use Connections Program

The TPB’s Transportation Land-Use Connections Program (TLC) gets projects started with technical assistance to set them up to receive funding for construction from programs such as the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program. The TPB began the TLC program in 2006 and has since provided services to local jurisdictions to identify creative, forward-thinking, and sustainable projects….

Many bus providers, one regional system

How can the region’s bus system work better? Can service be more efficient, and can money be saved through coordination and cooperation among the many service providers? In June 2018, the TPB’s Regional Bus Service Provision study sought to answer that question. The Washington region is served by twelve different transit agencies. Each of these…