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,…

How will the TPB’s 7 initiatives become a reality?

At it’s July meeting, the TPB continued its ongoing discussions about how to support projects, programs, and policies to implement the seven initiatives it endorsed in the winter. At the meeting, board members held an open discussion of ideas from each jurisdiction with the goal of finding out what it would take to implement the…

Newly funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland advance regional priorities

  The TPB approved more than $1.2 million in funding for four bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). The TAP program provides funding to transportation projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, trail, and Safe Routes to School projects. The projects were selected in part based on…

Here’s what happened at the June TPB meeting

At its June meeting the TPB set targets for measuring the performance of the highway system for congestion and emissions. The board received briefings on the region’s travel trends and learned about the final set of performance targets for the region’s bridges and pavement conditions. Board members also discussed how the region should begin implementing…

Here are 7 takeaways from TPB’s regional travel trends study

A recent Transportation Planning Board (TPB) analysis looked at trends in how people in the region travel, including riding Metro and transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, and telecommuting. The research found that changing demographics, population growth, expanding non-auto travel options, and good planning are impacting how people get around the region. Here are the top seven…

People across the region discussed and explored seven transportation ideas

In December and January, the TPB endorsed seven initiatives for a better transportation future. This spring, the TPB began a conversation in the region to get people talking about their opinions on the initiatives and how they might imagine the future with them. To get this conversation started, we held 12 public forums reaching almost…

Dockless bikeshare workshop emphasizes the importance of regional coordination

Dockless bikeshare increases shared bike use significantly. That was the good news from the May 31 Dockless Bikeshare Workshop. However, free from fixed docking stations, participants learned that dockless bikes don’t respect jurisdictional lines. Inter-jurisdictional coordination and cooperation is essential. At a workshop sponsored by the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee, speakers from the District…

Here’s what happened at the May 16 TPB meeting

At its May meeting, the TPB approved projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation Land-Use Connections program. These projects further regional goals to help create more livable, walkable, bikeable, and transit accessible communities. The board also received briefings on the bike and pedestrian element of Visualize 2045, Performance Based Planning and Programming measures for…