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.

Meet our Community Advisory Committee! They hail from across the region. Find out what motivates them to serve.
02/23/2021
Get to know the TPB's Community Advisory Committee - TPB News - News | Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Meet our Community Advisory Committee! They hail from across the region. Find out what motivates them to serve.

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...

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...

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...

Check out 7 trends we're watching as we analyze the region's transportation system.
06/20/2018
Here are 7 takeaways from TPB’s regional travel trends study

Check out 7 trends we're watching as we analyze the region's transportation system.

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…

06/14/2018
Visualize 2045 Online Forum

Did you get a chance to weigh in at one of our Visualize 2045 forums? If not, watch the video and fill out the survey at the end by June 22.

This is "Visualize 2045 Online Forum" by COG Video on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Bike to Work Day is coming! Here's what you need to know!
05/10/2018
Bike to Work Day is coming! Are you ready?

Bike to Work Day is coming! Here's what you need to know!

May is National Bike Month and the Washington region is celebrating. The TPB proclaimed Friday, May 18 as Bike to Work Day for the region. This is the 18th year the TPB, through Commuter Connection…

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