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Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Expected to Peak on Thursday, Not Friday

TPB Weekly Report

Traffic on Washington area highways ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to reach its worst point on Thursday afternoon, running counter to a common perception that the Friday before the holiday weekend is the worst time to travel. more...

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


Workshop Examines What It Takes to Create Safe and Inviting Pedestrian Spaces

The Transportation Planning Board recently approved a number of pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects in Northern Virginia to receive funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. The $2.5 million in funding will cover the capital costs of constructing the projects, which include sidewalk enhancements, new bike lanes and bikeways, and accessibility improvements for persons with disabilities. more...


Study Maps Ways to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to "Underutilized" Rail Transit Stations

TCSP Study

A recent Transportation Planning Board study looked at ways to take advantage of unused capacity in the region's transit system by making it easier for people who live or work near the most underutilized stations to get to those stations on foot or by bicycle. more...


Regional Study Sets Stage for Improved Commuter and Tour Bus Parking in the District

A recent Transportation Planning Board study looked at possible on-street staging locations throughout the District of Columbia and Arlington County where commuter buses could arrive early and wait for their afternoon routes to begin. more...


Real-Time Arrival Signs Coming to Nearly 180 Bus Stops This Year

By the end of 2015, nearly 180 bus stops along some of the region’s busiest bus corridors will feature new electronic arrival signs telling passengers in real time when their bus is due to arrive. more...


TPB Selects Projects to Receive New Federal "Enhanced Mobility" Funding

A number of local efforts to address the specialized transportation needs of older adults and persons with disabilities will receive funding this year under a new federal program known as Enhanced Mobility. more...


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..

 

 

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects in Northern Virginia to Receive Federal "Transportation Alternatives" Funding

The Transportation Planning Board recently approved a number of pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects in Northern Virginia to receive funding under the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. The $2.5 million in funding will cover the capital costs of constructing the projects, which include sidewalk enhancements, new bike lanes and bikeways, and accessibility improvements for persons with disabilities. more...


TPB to Congress: Increase Transportation Funding, Renew Focus on Maintenance and Multimodalism

The Transportation Planning Board at its April 15 meeting called on the U.S. Congress to substantially increase federal transportation funding and to fund priority needs like system maintenance and multimodal travel options. more...


"Multi-Sector Working Group" Develops Draft List of Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments group charged with identifying promising strategies for significantly reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions has developed a draft list of strategies to analyze this summer before identifying those with the greatest potential to help the region achieve ambitious long-term emissions-reduction goals. more...


Spring 2015 "Street Smart" Campaign Runs Mar. 25 Through Apr. 19

The region's twice-yearly Street Smart pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign kicked off March 25 with a formal event and press conference in College Park, Maryland. more...


Updated "Cooperative Forecasts" Will Feed Analyses of 2015 CLRP Update

Before the Transportation Planning Board votes later this year to approve an annual update to the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), it will conduct two detailed analyses, both of which will rely on recent updates to regional population and job growth forecasts developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). more...


Public Seeks VDOT Commitment to Non-Driving Options in I-66 Express Lanes Proposal

One of the main thrusts of recent public comments on a set of proposals to add express toll lanes to I-66 in Northern Virginia was to seek assurances from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the sponsoring agency, that the projects would include robust efforts to support more transit use, carpooling, and vanpooling in the corridor, as well as enhanced options for bicycling and walking. 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
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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