TPB to Congress: Increase Transportation Funding, Renew Focus on Maintenance and Multimodalism
A year after urging the United States Congress to act to avoid a looming insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, the TPB at its April 15 meeting called on the lawmaking body to substantially increase federal transportation funding and to fund priority needs like system maintenance and multimodal travel options.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects in Virginia to Receive Transportation Alternatives Funding
The TPB approved nine pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects in Northern Virginia to receive approximately $2.5 million in funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives program for the coming year.
COG, Metro Officials Brief TPB on Response to January 12 Smoke Incident
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) deputy executive director Stuart Freudberg and Metro deputy general manager Rob Troup briefed the TPB on actions being taken by both agencies in response to the January 12 smoke incident in a tunnel outside Metro's L'Enfant Plaza station that killed one passenger and injured several others.