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….

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,…

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…

Regional leaders gathered for the Capital Trails Coalition Symposium

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from the Capital Trails Coalition. The TPB is a partner organization to the Coalition through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The Coalition held a symposium last month. TPB staff participated on two panels and attended the symposium. The coalition’s work helps further the TPB’s two initiatives…

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…

Celebrating GIS Day with a Visualize 2045 interactive map (and a game!)

Since 1999, GIS Day has been celebrated on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week. GIS Day was created to show how geographic information systems (GIS) technology is applied in several fields of work to solve problems, answer questions, and otherwise demonstrate the power of spatial data. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), staff…

Bike and pedestrian projects in the District of Columbia further regional priorities

Four bicycle and pedestrian projects in the District of Columbia have received about $1.2 million in funding through the TPB’s Transportation Alternatives program. The four projects connect trails, make it safer for people biking and walking, improve access to jobs, housing, and other opportunities, and overall make a more pleasant experience for people moving through…