Bike to Work Day is coming! Are you ready?

May is National Bike Month and the Washington region is celebrating. The TPB proclaimed Friday, May 18 as Bike to Work Day for the region. This is the 18th year the TPB, through Commuter Connections, has co-organized Bike to Work Day, along with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). It’s a day to encourage more…

Bike and pedestrian projects in Virginia will further regional policies

At its April 18 meeting, the TPB approved eleven new projects in Northern Virginia to receive $5.4 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside). The TA Set-Aside program provides capital funding to projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, recreational trail, and Safe Routes to School projects. To…

Vehicle census shows what kinds of vehicles are on our region’s roads

What kinds of cars and trucks are on our region’s roads? TPB planners are interested in understanding the current characteristics of cars, trucks and buses in our region. Knowing this information helps them more accurately forecast mobile emissions and see if our region is meeting its air quality goals. Every few years, TPB staff compiles…

Play the TLC mapping game!

The Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program supports planning for vibrant and accessible communities. The TPB created the TLC program in 2006 to assist local jurisdictions in identifying ways to help make the region’s transportation system and the built environment support one another more effectively. The TLC program has provided technical assistance for more than 100 projects…

A brief recap of the Feb. 21 TPB meeting

At its February 21 meeting, the TPB reviewed the process for setting performance targets for the region’s transportation system. It also received a briefing on the update to the cooperative forecast and the TPB’s budget and workplan for next year. MORE: Here’s how we use growth forecasts for transportation planning TPB actions at the February…

Here’s how we use growth forecasts for transportation planning

Before the TPB approves its new long-range transportation plan, Visualize 2045, staff will complete two analyses. One will test the financially constrained element for its effect on the region’s air quality and the second will quantify forecasted changes in the transportation system. These analyses will rely on recent updates to regional population, households and employment…