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

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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…

Welcome to the City of Laurel as the TPB’s newest member

The TPB gained a new member jurisdiction in May as the City of Laurel, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, officially joined both the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the TPB.  Laurel was already technically part of the TPB’s planning area as part of Prince George’s County but now has its own vote on the board as…

#BTWD2017 in pictures and tweets!

Bike to Work Day 2017 broke records with 18,700+ registered participants riding to work and enjoying pit-stop goodies and great fun across the region. Here’s a look back through some of our favorite pictures and tweets. The morning kicked off with convoys and trail rides.  Commuter Connections Director Nick Ramfos rode in a convoy from Frederick,…

A look back at your photos from Bike to Work Day 2016

It’s May and as we gear up for Bike to Work Day 2017, we thought we would take a moment to share some of the great photos from last year. If you’re a photographer and take  photos of pit-stops and events for Bike to Work Day, be sure to add them to our Flickr pool!…

Newly funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in Virginia will connect more communities to transit

At its April 19 meeting, the TPB approved seven new projects in Northern Virginia to receive $2.7 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. Also known as Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside, this program provides capital funding to projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, recreational trail, and Safe Routes to School projects….

Here’s what’s coming up at the Apr. 19 TPB meeting

The Transportation Planning Board is scheduled to meet at noon on Wednesday, April 19. The official agenda and all meeting materials will be posted on the Thursday before the meeting. Here’s a quick preview of what’s coming up: Approving funding recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian projects in Northern Virginia. The TPB will consider seven projects…

Transportation equity headlined an action-packed March TPB meeting

The TPB’s March 29 meeting was dominated by action items—nine in all. One was the board’s endorsement of a new approach to analyzing equity in the region’s long-range transportation plan. Others included formally establishing the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force and approving a work plan and budget for FY 2018. The meeting was originally scheduled…

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…