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Final 2014 CLRP Public Comment Underway

Elected officials, transportation agencies, and the public have one last opportunity to comment on this year's update of the region's Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) before the Transportation Planning Board considers it for final approval on October 15. more...

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


2014 CLRP Update Available For
Public Comment Through October 11

CLRP2014

On September 11, the TPB released for public comment the draft 2014 Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and FY 2015-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

To learn more about the 2014 update and to find out how to comment prior to final TPB approval, go to:

www.mwcog.org/CLRP2014
 

Annual Car Free Day Event Coming Up Monday, Sept. 22

The region’s annual Car Free Day event is set for 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 Underway in Northern Virginia



The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is currently accepting 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 are due to VDOT by Wednesday, November 1.

Find more information about Transportation Alternatives and how to apply for funding: 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 Open Until Oct. 17

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 will accept applications for funding through Friday, October 17. more...


Kanti Srikanth Named as New Transportation Planning Director

On June 27, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments announced Kanti Srikanth as its new director of transportation planning. Srikanth will lead the team of nearly 60 planners, engineers, and other staff who support the ongoing work of the TPB. 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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