Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecasts Will Feed Analyses of 2015 CLRP Update
Before the TPB votes later this year to approve an annual update to the regionís Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), it will conduct two detailed analyses, one that forecasts future changes in travel patterns under the proposed update, and another that quantifies the air quality impacts of those changes.
The analyses will rely heavily on recent updates to regional population and job growth forecasts developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) in close consultation with the local planning departments of its member jurisdictions. Those forecasts, known as the Round 8.4 Cooperative Forecasts, spell out how much total growth is expected in the region through 2040, as well as where that growth is expected to occur. The forecasts are informed largely by existing or anticipated residential and commercial construction permits, and by longer-term aspirations reflected in locally adopted comprehensive plans.
TPB Approves FY 2016 Work Programs
On March 18, the TPB approved the work programs that fund its operations and programs, as well as those for Commuter Connections, for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1.
Study Sets Stage for Improved Commuter, Tour Bus Parking
Every day, more than 200 commuter buses ferry workers between downtown offices and suburban communities that lie beyond the reach of Metro. More than 1,000 tour and charter buses enter the downtown core to carry many more tourists and visitors to sites on or near the National Mall. On March 18, the TPB heard the results of a study it funded last year to identify suitable locations for more on-street afternoon staging for commuter buses and more mid-day, off-street parking for tour and charter buses.