Pace of Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, Implementation Picking Up
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...
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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
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...