Pedestrian and bicycle transportation initiatives would create better regional connections

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Two initiatives, endorsed by the TPB at its January meeting, join the five generated by the TPB’s Long Range Plan Task Force to form the basis for Visualize 2045’s aspirational element. These two additional initiatives focus on bicycle and pedestrian projects. The “non-motorized” initiatives supplement the five initiatives focused on other forms of transportation. The…

RECAP: Here’s what happened at the Oct. 18 TPB meeting

At its October 18 meeting, the TPB approved an amendment to the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), kicked off the solicitation of inputs for the new Visualize 2045 long-range plan, and approved five projects in the District of Columbia to receive federal Transportation Alternatives funding. Before approving the CLRP amendment, several board members expressed…

TPB accepts Long-Range Plan Task Force recommendations for further analysis

After a lengthy discussion at its July 19 meeting, the TPB accepted for further study the recommendations of its Long-Range Plan Task Force, a group set up in March to identify a limited set of large-scale transportation and land-use initiatives that could help make significantly greater progress toward achieving long-term regional transportation goals. Both the…

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…

Equity Emphasis Areas are up for board approval at the Mar. 29 TPB meeting

The Transportation Planning Board’s March meeting was rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, due to inclement weather. An updated agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the Thursday before the meeting. Here’s a recap of what’s coming up: Equity Emphasis Areas map and methodology endorsement. TPB staff have developed a new approach to assessing whether…