TPB Programs Support Jurisdictions to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Access to Transit
At the July 22 meeting, the TPB approved funding for 16 projects to improve pedestrian and bike access and support transit-oriented development throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
TPB Briefed on Passenger Rail Safety Preparedness
Representatives from MARC, VRE, and Amtrak addressed the TPB during the July 22 Board meeting. TPB Chair Phil Mendelson requested that the passenger rail agencies describe how the region would respond to an emergency like the May 2015 train derailment north of Philadelphia.
Federal Review of Transportation Planning in the National Capital Region
The TPB received commendations on several of its products, processes, and methods of analysis along with some recommendations for improvement in a recently completed federal Planning Certification Review, which was jointly conducted by the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.