RECAP: Here’s what else happened at the July 19 TPB meeting

The TPB’s July meeting ran nearly a half-hour over schedule as board members discussed and ultimately voted to accept the recommendations of the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force. The board also set Friday, September 22, as Car Free Day in the Washington region and heard from Virginia Railway Express (VRE) CEO Doug Allen about the…

Crossing the finish line: The Long-Range Plan Task Force completes its work

With a short timeline and after only six meetings, the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force has completed its work of narrowing down a long list of potential projects, programs, or policies to recommend to the TPB for further analysis as that body looks to identify initiatives that could help the region make significantly better progress…

RECAP: At its June meeting, the TPB endorsed COG’s Metro principles

At its June meeting, the Transportation Planning Board endorsed COG’s Statement of Principles on Metro expressing support for the system and for Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld’s “Keeping Metro Safe, Reliable, and Affordable” plan. Board members also received updates on planned public outreach activities for the TPB’s new Visualize 2045 long-range plan and on the…

Enhanced Mobility grantees share the secrets to their success

About every two years the TPB plays a key role in selecting and awarding federal grant funding to projects and initiatives throughout the region aimed at improving mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities. Over the years, dozens of non-profit organizations, local governments, transit agencies, and private for-profit providers have received funding. At a TPB-hosted…

Getting from 80 to 10: An update on the Long-Range Plan Task Force’s “winnowing”

Earlier this year, the TPB charged its newly reestablished Long-Range Plan Task Force with identifying a limited set of regionally significant projects, programs, and policies above and beyond those already in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan that could help make significantly greater progress toward achieving regional transportation goals. At that time, the board called…