The following information reflects the performance of the 2010 CLRP.
The TPB Vision calls for the region to “Give high priority to regional planning and funding for transportation facilities that serve the regional core and regional activity centers, including expanded rail service and transit centers where passengers can switch easily from one transportation mode to another.”
The TPB and Council of Governments Board of Directors worked cooperatively to develop activity center maps published in 2002. To simplify analysis and to describe related or companion areas within the major transportation corridors, the centers are grouped into clusters. For more information, click here.
Rail Transit In Activity Centers
There are a total of 59 designated activity centers. In 2011, 31 activity centers were served by Metrorail or commuter rail. As a result of the projects included in the 2010 CLRP, this number will increase to 37 in 2040. However there will still be 22 activity centers that are not served by rail transit in 2040.
Transit Share of Work Trips
Looking ahead, the analysis indicates that projects in the 2010 CLRP provide an increase in transit use for commuting across the region, with significant gains expected in the region’s core and suburban activity clusters.
The activity cluster map below shows the location of current and planned Metrorail and light rail stations and their proximity to the region’s 28 activity clusters. An analysis of the plan shows the share of people taking transit in activity clusters is high, especially in core clusters in the District of Columbia, Arlington and Alexandria. Currently around 90 percent of transit work trips in the region are to jobs located in activity centers.
For more information on how the TPB is working to assist it's member jurisdictions in providing better connections between transportation and land use, please visit the home page of the TPB's Transportation/Land-Use Connection Program.