We’ve analyzed Visualize 2045 for how it may impact low-income and minority communities

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Now that Visualize 2045 has been approved, the TPB must examine if the plan would have any disproportionately high and adverse impact on low-income or minority populations. The TPB had previously identified areas in the region with higher than average concentrations of low income and minority populations and designated these as Equity Emphasis areas (EEAs)….

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…

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…

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…