The Transportation Planning Board is scheduled to meet at noon on Wednesday, May 17. 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 for local technical assistance through TLC. Eight local planning studies or design projects are slated to gain approval for funding under the TPB’s Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program. The projects include development of a public space activation guide for the District of Columbia, preliminary designs for a new protected bike lane in College Park, and identifying best practices for using technology to monitor walking, bicycling, and vehicle travel patterns in Tysons.
Advancing Maryland’s I-270 project toward inclusion in the 2016 CLRP. The board will review public comments on a proposal to add new lanes and use new traffic management technologies to reduce travel times on I-270 in Maryland. The board will also vote on whether to include the project in a federally required air quality conformity analysis before being considered for final inclusion in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) later this year.
Hearing from a COG technical panel on Metro’s funding needs. The panel will report that the region’s local and state jurisdictions must collectively raise an additional $750 million a year to keep Metro in a state of good repair over the next 10 years. It will be up to the region’s elected officials to figure out how best to raise the additional revenue.
Approving regional Transit Asset Management targets. The targets, required under changes made to federal transportation law in 2015, set acceptable limits for the age and condition of transit fleets and facilities throughout the region.