The TPB focuses on safety

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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…

Get to know the Transportation Planning Board

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…