National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board The TPB is responsible for directing the continuing transportation planning process carried on cooperatively by the states and local communities in the Washington region.

http://www.mwcog.org/transportation/ The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, and plays an important role as the regional forum for transportation planning. The TPB prepares plans and programs that the federal government must approve in order for federal-aid transportation funds to flow to the Washington region. Members of the TPB include representatives of local governments; state transportation agencies; the Maryland and Virginia General Assemblies; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; and non-voting members from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and federal agencies. The TPB has an extensive public involvement process, and provides a 30-day public comment period before taking action on plans and programs. The TPB's planning area covers the District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions. In Maryland these jurisdictions include Frederick County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County and the St. Charles urbanized area of Charles County, plus the cities of Bowie, College Park, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Rockville, and Takoma Park. In Virginia, the planning area includes Alexandria, Arlington County, the City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, The Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and Prince William County.

We're new here so how about some #Fridayintroductions:⁠⠀The Transportation Planning Board or TPB plays 3 main roles: ⁠⠀⁠...
11/13/2020

We're new here so how about some #Fridayintroductions:⁠⠀
The Transportation Planning Board or TPB plays 3 main roles: ⁠⠀
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1. It ensures that federal laws and regulations concerning transportation planning are followed; ⁠⠀
2. provides an independent regional forum to develop a transportation policy framework and coordination among many independent jurisdictions, and ⁠⠀
3. provides technical resources for transportation planning and programming decision-making. ⁠⠀
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The TPB serves as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the region. MPOs were created by the federal government because major transportation projects in and around urban areas needed to be coordinated with local and state jurisdictions. Urbanized areas with over 50,000 people must have a designated MPO. MPOs are required to engage in a “continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated” transportation planning process. The TPB is the federally recognized organization to do this and brings key decision-makers together to coordinate planning and funding for the region’s transportation system.⁠⠀
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TPB members include the transportation decision-makers of jurisdictions within its planning area. Representatives of the member jurisdictions include local officials like mayors, city council members, county board members, and others. Representatives from the state transportation agencies, WMATA, and the state legislatures also sit on the board. There are also non-voting members on the TPB including key federal agencies and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.⁠⠀
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The once-a-decade Regional Travel Survey can help us understand how people of different races, ethnicities, and income l...
11/05/2020

The once-a-decade Regional Travel Survey can help us understand how people of different races, ethnicities, and income levels get around our region. This understanding can help decision makers consider how to right past wrongs.
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The Transportation Planning Board (TPB) seeks comments on the draft update to its Participation Plan. The Participation ...
08/31/2020
TPB Comment Form - Getting Involved & Public Comment | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

The Transportation Planning Board (TPB) seeks comments on the draft update to its Participation Plan. The Participation Plan states the TPB's commitment to transparent communications and engagement with the public and relevant agencies to support the regional transportation planning process. Members of the public are invited to review and submit comments until the 45-day period ends on October 9, 2020.

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

Earlier today at the July TPB meeting the board established equity as a fundamental value and integral part of all work ...
07/22/2020

Earlier today at the July TPB meeting the board established equity as a fundamental value and integral part of all work activities. https://www.mwcog.org/documents/2020/07/22/resolution-r1-2021---resolution-to-establish-equity-as-a-fundamental-value-and-integral-part-of-all-transportation-planning-boards-work-activities/
Photo: Text on teal background states, "The TPB and its staff commit that our work together will be anti-racist and will advance equity including every debate we have, and every decision we make as the region’s MPO; and The TPB affirms that equity, as a foundational principle, will be woven throughout TPB’s analyses, operations, procurement, programs, and priorities to ensure a more prosperous, accessible, livable, sustainable, and equitable future for all residents; and We recognize past actions that have been exclusionary or had disparate negative impacts on people of color and marginalized communities, including institutionalized policies and practices that continue to have inequitable impacts today, and we commit to act to correct such inequities in all our programs and policies."

Check out the Car Free Day Proclamation!
07/22/2020

Check out the Car Free Day Proclamation!

Today, at the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board meeting, the Car Free Day 2020 Regional Proclamation was signed by TPB Chair Kelly Russell (City of Frederick Alderman President Pro Tem), declaring Tuesday, September 22, 2020 as Car Free Day throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. https://carfreemetrodc.org/ #CarFreeDay

At its June meeting the TPB discussed a set of recommendations for safer roads throughout the region. Board members expr...
06/23/2020
Roadway safety and equity headlined the June TPB meeting - TPB News - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

At its June meeting the TPB discussed a set of recommendations for safer roads throughout the region. Board members expressed some concerns about how some of these recommendations could affect racial equity. Read the meeting recap in today's TPB News. https://www.mwcog.org/newsroom/2020/06/22/roadway-safety-and-equity-headlined-the-june-tpb-meeting/

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

06/15/2020
Transportation Planning Board - Transportation - Events | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

The June TPB meeting will include a video livestream for the first time. We will still also have the audio stream as we get used to broadcasting to YouTube. You can follow along on Wednesday 6/17 at noon at mwcog.org/TPBmtg

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

03/16/2020
Transportation Planning Board - Transportation - Events | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

THE TPB MEETING WILL BE ONLINE ONLY

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the TPB meeting on Wednesday, March 18 will be by webinar/conference call ONLY for TPB members and alternates. Only TPB members will be able to actively participate in this meeting. All others will be able to listen only to the streaming option. The agenda contains updated information as well.

The action items on the agenda were available for a 30-day public comment period that ended on March 1, 2020. Those comments have been provided to the TPB.

For any member of the public who wishes to address the board on the day of the meeting, they may do so by emailing a short statement to [email protected]. These statements must be received by staff no later than 9 A.M. on March 18, 2020 to be relayed to the board at the meeting.

Get the agenda and listen live: https://www.mwcog.org/events/2020/3/18/transportation-planning-board/

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

Have you heard us talk about "air quality conformity?" Ever wondered what that means? Don't worry, we wrote up an explai...
02/11/2020
Air quality conformity, explained - TPB News - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Have you heard us talk about "air quality conformity?" Ever wondered what that means? Don't worry, we wrote up an explainer for you. It will come in handy if you're interested in commenting on our analysis.

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

Some TLC projects start a “snowball effect” in jurisdictions where initial funding for a study grows into a much larger ...
01/16/2020
How Transportation Land Use Connections projects impact our region - TPB News - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Some TLC projects start a “snowball effect” in jurisdictions where initial funding for a study grows into a much larger project. Study recommendations may highlight missing services or larger issues that jurisdictions can only address by increasing their organizational capacity.

This effect has been observed in three Maryland TLC projects in recent years: a senior accessibility study in Greenbelt led to the hiring of a part-time mobility manager; a parking study in Takoma Park triggered the creation of the Parking Management Task Force volunteer committee; and TLC studies for a trail project in Prince George’s County helped to build the case for hiring a full-time project manager.

Learn more about the TLC program: https://www.mwcog.org/newsroom/2020/01/14/how-transportation-land-use-connections-projects-impact-our-region/

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

01/10/2020

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, TPB staff will hold a Public Forum on the development of the FY 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Tune in to learn about how the region's transportation agencies prioritize and fund majors projects. Learn about which projects are scheduled for funding and construction in the next few years.

The TIP will be released for a 30-day public comment period on Friday, January 31, 2020.

01/10/2020
Public Forum on the FY 2021 - 2024 TIP - Transportation - Events | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

We are less than one week away from the TIP forum! A few major projects expected to be included in the draft FY 2021-2024 TIP include Maryland’s Traffic Relief Plan which would add two new managed toll lanes in each direction on the Capital Beltway and I-270, the new South Capitol Street bridge in the District of Columbia, and the new Metro Station in Alexandria’s Potomac Yards, which will help serve Amazon’s HQ2 expansion. For more info and to stream online visit https://www.mwcog.org/TIPforum

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

What's this trend-line showing? Find out and learn more about the 2019 State of the Commute.
09/24/2019
Three big takeaways from the 2019 State of the Commute survey - TPB News - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

What's this trend-line showing? Find out and learn more about the 2019 State of the Commute.

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

Are you or someone you know a local leader interested in learning about the transportation planning process? Apply for o...
09/16/2019
Community Leadership Institute - Programs | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Are you or someone you know a local leader interested in learning about the transportation planning process? Apply for our next Community Leadership Institute! mwcog.org/cli

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

07/24/2019
Transportation Planning Board - Transportation - Events | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Miss today’s #TPBmtg? Get the twitter highlights and recorded audio at mwcog.org/TPBmtg

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T....

If you missed the May TPB meeting. You can read the recap and catch up.
05/22/2019
Here’s what you missed at the May TPB meeting

If you missed the May TPB meeting. You can read the recap and catch up.

At its May meeting the TPB approved 13 projects to receive technical assistance through the Transportation Land-use Connections (TLC) program. The board discussed a Transportation Improvement Progr…

Our Citizens Advisory Committee has two main charges: to promote public involvement in transportation planning for the r...
03/27/2019
Meet the TPB’s 2019 Citizens Advisory Committee

Our Citizens Advisory Committee has two main charges: to promote public involvement in transportation planning for the region and to provide independent, region-oriented citizen advice to the TPB on transportation plans and issues. Learn more about the 2019 CAC!

The TPB’s 2019 Citizens Advisory Committee met for its second meeting on March 14. The TPB appointed the new committee in January. Here’s a little bit about the committee and what they’re planning …

Transportation planning is complicated but we're going to explain it. We dive into the weeds and explain everything that...
02/27/2019
Transportation planning, explained

Transportation planning is complicated but we're going to explain it. We dive into the weeds and explain everything that has to happen before the shovel even hits the ground. Spoiler alert: there's a lot that has to happen first!

We’ve talked about what the TPB is and what it does. But one question people ask is how projects develop. Transportation planning is everything that has to happen before the shovel hits the ground.…

Did you know our region has 12 different bus providers? Here are some takeaways from the Regional Bus Provision Study.
01/22/2019
Many bus providers, one regional system

Did you know our region has 12 different bus providers? Here are some takeaways from the Regional Bus Provision Study.

How can the region’s bus systems work better? Can service be more efficient, and can money be saved through coordination and cooperation among the many service providers? In June 2018, the TPB’s Re…

🎵🎶 "Getting to know you getting to know all about you...." How much do you know about the TPB? Here's a chance for us to...
01/08/2019
Get to know the Transportation Planning Board

🎵🎶 "Getting to know you getting to know all about you...."
How much do you know about the TPB? Here's a chance for us to get to know each other or get reacquainted! 😉

Maybe you already know a lot about the TPB or maybe you’re new to us. The beginning of a new year is a good time to reacquaint ourselves. Here’s a primer on who we are and what we do. There are thr…

We celebrated #GISDay by launching an interactive version of Visualize 2045! Read about GIS Day and answer the questions...
11/14/2018
Celebrating GIS Day with a Visualize 2045 interactive map (and a game!)

We celebrated #GISDay by launching an interactive version of Visualize 2045! Read about GIS Day and answer the questions at the end of the article. Feel free to answer them in the comments.

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…

Don't forget! The September TPB Meeting will be held on FRIDAY 9/21 at noon. With a special work session at 10:30 am. We...
09/18/2018
Transportation Planning Board - Transportation - Events | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Don't forget! The September TPB Meeting will be held on FRIDAY 9/21 at noon. With a special work session at 10:30 am. We will be presenting the draft Visualize 2045 plan. Get the agenda and meeting materials and listen live at mwcog.org/TPBmtg

Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the T...

Comment on Visualize 2045!visualize2045.org/commentThe Transportation Planning Board has released Visualize 2045, the FY...
09/07/2018
Visualize 2045 | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Comment on Visualize 2045!

visualize2045.org/comment

The Transportation Planning Board has released Visualize 2045, the FY 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Air Quality Conformity Analysis for public comment.

Visualize 2045 is the federally mandated, long-range metropolitan transportation plan for the National Capital Region. In addition to projects that the region’s transportation agencies expect to be able to afford between now and 2045, the plan includes aspirational projects, programs, and policies that go beyond financial constraints.

The six-year TIP includes all projects, programs, and strategies that the region's transportation agencies plan to implement between 2019 and 2024.

Visualize 2045 is the federally mandated, long-range transportation plan for the National Capital Region. It represents a new kind of long-range planning effort in this region. For the first time, in addition to projects that the region’s transportation agencies expect to be able to afford between...

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