What the region is doing to help riders during the summer 2019 Blue and Yellow Line Metro shutdown

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This summer six Metro stations along the Blue and Yellow Lines are closed. Here are some of the ways the region is coming together to help riders, compile important data, and support Metro during the summer shutdown. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has been fixing its outdoor Metrorail platforms to bring them to…

Here’s what you missed at the May TPB meeting

At its May meeting the TPB approved 13 projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation Land-use Connections (TLC) program. The board discussed a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment for the Nice Bridge replacement and decided to defer action until June. Also at the meeting, graduates of the Community Leadership Institute received certificates for their…

The TPB seeks applications for Transportation Alternatives grants

Sidewalks, crosswalks, and trails are among the small projects eligible to receive funding through a federal grant program that is currently accepting applications for DC and will soon be open for applications from localities in Maryland and Virginia. The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program provides federal funds for small-scale projects such as pedestrian and…

Here’s what happened at the March TPB meeting

At its March meeting the TPB approved its budget and work program for the year. The board also received the first quarterly briefing on road safety in the region. And got an update on discussions about bringing housing and jobs closer together, one of the Visualize 2045 aspirational initiatives that was taken up by the…

Did you know the TPB collects bike data?

TPB staff regularly collect transportation-related datasets from our member jurisdictions and other regional partners for inclusion in our Regional Transportation Data Clearinghouse. The automated bicycle and pedestrian counters are one such dataset staff update on an annual basis. The automated counter program, administered by Arlington County, provides continuous count data at dozens of permanent installations…

Learn all about regional transportation planning at the TPB’s Community Leadership Institute

The TPB is seeking community leaders from across the Washington area to participate in the sixteenth Community Leadership Institute. The Community Leadership Institute, or CLI, is a free program designed by TPB staff to engage participants (community leaders) in discussions about transportation planning in the Washington region. Through role-playing and mapping activities, CLI participants learn…

A brief recap of the February TPB meeting

The February TPB meeting was originally planned for Wednesday February 20 but was rescheduled for Friday February 22 due to weather. At its rescheduled meeting the TPB approved regional targets for transit vehicles and stations. The board also received an overview of the TPB’s annual budget and work program that it will need to approve…

Here’s what happened at the January TPB meeting

At its January meeting, the TPB approved new highway safety targets for the region. The board was briefed on how the partial government shutdown has affected traffic in the region and how Visualize 2045 might impact low-income and minority populations. The board also appointed new members to the Citizens Advisory Committee. In his Director’s Report,…