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…

Recap: Here’s what happened at the Jan. 17 TPB meeting

The January TPB meeting introduced Charles Allen as chair. He led an action-packed meeting as the TPB approved the project submissions for the air quality analysis for the constrained element of Visualize 2045, approved grants to fund transportation services for people with disabilities, approved new highway safety targets for the region, and endorsed two bike…

New this year, highway safety targets for the region

As part of new federal requirements for Performance Based Planning and Programming, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) like the TPB must collect and report data about highway safety for the region. New for MPOs This is new for the TPB. Although states have collected highway safety data before, the new federal rules create common definitions for…