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…

We want you for our Citizens Advisory Committee!

Are you, or is someone you know, interested in providing input into the regional transportation planning process? Recruitment will begin on November 9 for the 2019 committee. The TPB is looking for new members to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC advises the TPB by providing citizen input. In the past, the…

The TPB approves Visualize 2045: Here’s the recap of the October TPB meeting

At its October meeting the board approved Visualize 2045 as the region’s new long-range plan. The approval included four separate actions by the board. First it needed to hear public comments submitted in the official public comment period and the responses to those comments. Second, it had to approve the air quality conformity analysis. Next…

Bus transformation project: A better way to get there

Buses play an important role in the Washington region’s transportation system by affordably connecting residents to jobs, school, and other aspects of daily life. Metro and the other local bus operators like ART, CUE, DASH, DC Circulator, Fairfax Connector, Ride On, and TheBus carry 600,000 trips daily and expand the reach of transit into communities…

How will a million more people get around in 2045?

Our region is forecasted to have more than a million new people and a million new jobs by 2045. How will they all get around? What are the plans to provide for their mobility and what might we expect from the plans? What is the performance analysis? The performance analysis takes the inputs—the forecasts for…

Here’s what happened at the September TPB meeting

At its September meeting the TPB received an hour-long briefing on the draft long-range transportation plan for the region, Visualize 2045. The board also heard public comments regarding Visualize 2045, reports from the Citizens Advisory Committee and Access For All Advisory Committee, and received a short briefing on the 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Visualize…

A preview of Visualize 2045

We’ve been working on the region’s new long-range transportation plan for over a year and will be releasing it for public comment on Sept 7. If you want to learn more about the plan, we’re hosting three Open Houses for folks to learn more about what is in the draft plan. At the open houses,…