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

TPB Weekly Report

The main thrust 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...

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

Jerry Miller to Retire After 25 Years Serving COG and the TPB

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 Appoints Citizens Advisory Committee Members for 2015

The Transportation Planning Board recently approved the appointments of 15 members -- five each from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia -- to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for the coming year. It also appointed eight alternate members. more...

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...

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.

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.

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...


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...

TPB Staff Showcase Innovations at National Transportation Conference

More than two dozen TPB staff attended this year's Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting here in Washington, DC. Some presented at workshops or organized poster sessions, while others participated as members of standing TRB committees that help guide future TRB research. 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...

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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