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…

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…

RECAP: Here’s what happened at the May 17 TPB meeting

The main highlight of the Transportation Planning Board’s May 17 meeting was approval of eight local projects to receive technical assistance under the TPB’s Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) program. The board also advanced Maryland’s I-270 Innovative Congestion Management project toward inclusion in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and heard from a COG technical panel…

Welcome to the City of Laurel as the TPB’s newest member

The TPB gained a new member jurisdiction in May as the City of Laurel, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, officially joined both the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the TPB.  Laurel was already technically part of the TPB’s planning area as part of Prince George’s County but now has its own vote on the board as…

TLC will help design bike lanes in College Park and study how people get around Tysons

The TPB approved eight projects to receive technical assistance through its Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) program. Included among this year’s recipients are some familiar kinds of TLC projects as well as a few innovative ideas. The TPB created its TLC program in 2006 to provide technical assistance grants to local jurisdictions identifying ways to help make…

#BTWD2017 in pictures and tweets!

Bike to Work Day 2017 broke records with 18,700+ registered participants riding to work and enjoying pit-stop goodies and great fun across the region. Here’s a look back through some of our favorite pictures and tweets. The morning kicked off with convoys and trail rides.  Commuter Connections Director Nick Ramfos rode in a convoy from Frederick,…