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Pace of Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, Implementation Picking Up

Bike Lane Construction in Arlington

The pace of planning and implementing significant bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the Washington region has picked up in recent years, according to a major four-year update of the region's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, adopted by the Transportation Planning Board last week. more...

Read past issues of "TPB Weekly Report" at www.mwcog.org/tpbweeklyreport.

FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Additions and Changes Proposed for Inclusion in the 2015 CLRP Update


On January 15, the TPB released for public comment the new projects and changes to existing projects that have been proposed for inclusion in the 2015 CLRP update.

To learn more about the projects, and to submit comments, go to:



Annual Car Free Day Event Held Monday, Sept. 22

The region’s annual Car Free Day event was held Monday, September 22. The event, which coincides with worldwide Car Free Day, is meant to encourage people to choose modes other than driving alone to get to work or meet other daily needs. Visit carfreemetrodc.org for more information.

TPB Approves Update to Participation Plan

The TPB at its meeting on September 17 approved an update of its Participation Plan detailing its various public involvement and outreach activities. Several new activities have been added since the TPB last updated the plan in 2007. View the Board resolution approving the update, the memo summarizing comments received, and the updated plan.

"Transportation Alternatives" Solication in Northern Virginia Now Closed

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently accepted applications for regional Transportation Alternatives funding for projects in Northern Virginia for FY 2016. Transportation Alternatives is a federal program that supports the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian improvements, Complete Streets and Safe Routes to School enhancements, and environmental mitigation measures, among others. Applications were due to VDOT by November 1.

Find more information about Transportation Alternatives: www.mwcog.org/TAP

TPB Approves Regional Transportation Priorities Plan

After more than three years of work, the TPB on January 15 approved the Regional Transportation Priorities Plan, a document that identifies strategies with the greatest potential to respond to the region's most significant transportation challenges. Find the full plan, summary presentations of the plan, and more by visiting the Priorities Plan webpage.


Metroway, Region's First BRT Line, Gets Start With TIGER Help

The Washington region's first bus rapid transit line, known as Metroway, opened to passengers in Northern Virginia in late August, with help in part from a federal TIGER grant received by the Transportation Planning Board. more...

Regional "Enhanced Mobility" Solicitation Now Closed

Metrobus user

On August 28, the TPB began accepting applications for funding under Enhanced Mobility, a new federal program aimed at addressing the transportation needs of persons with limited mobility resulting from old age or physical or mental disability. The TPB accepted applications for funding through Friday, October 24. more...

Commuter Connections Marks 40 Years in Region

Dozens of elected leaders, government officials, and employer representatives from across the region gathered in July to celebrate the TPB’s Commuter Connections program and its four decades of service to the region. The event highlighted several major milestones in the program's evolution over the last 40 years. more...

Fauquier County Joins TPB

According to the 2010 Census, the region’s “urbanized area” expanded to include parts of Fauquier County and the Town of Warranton. At its meeting on July 16, the TPB approved a measure granting Fauquier County membership on the Board. more...




Featured Publications

TPB News: A monthly
summary of the activities of
the Transportation
Planning Board (TPB)

The Region: Annual Review
of Transportation Issues
in the Washington
Metropolitan Region

July 2014

Regional Transportation Priorities Plan (RTPP)
January 2014
What Do People
Think About
Congestion Pricing?

September 2013
2012 Constrained
Long-Range Plan (CLRP) Summary Brochure

January 2013

Assessment of the Feasibility of Bus on Shoulders (BOS) at Select Locations in the National Capital Region
September 2013
2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the National Capital Region
October 2010
A Citizens Guide to Transportation Decision Making in the Metropolitan Washington Region
May 2008


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