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Annual "Bike to Work Day" Coming Up Friday,
May 16

The Washington region's annual Bike to Work Day is coming up Friday May 16, and organizers are hoping to get as many as 17,000 commuters to register to bicycle to work taht day. more...

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

TPB Approves Projects for 2014 CLRP Air Quality Conformity Assessment

On April 16, the TPB approved the projects to be included in the federally required Air Quality Conformity Assessment as part of the 2014 update to the region's Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP). The projects were available for public comment from March 13 until April 12.

Below are materials summarizing the projects, the public comments received, and the actions taken by the TPB at its April 16 meeting:

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.

"Place + Opportunity" Provides Toolkit for Strengthening Activity Centers

At its January meeting, the COG Board of Directors approved "Place+ Opportunity," a report outlining strategies for strengthening the region's Activity Centers. On February 19, COG staff briefed the TPB on the report and its connection to the Regional Transportation Priorities Plan.

Bike to Work Day 2014 Set for Friday, May 16

At its meeting on April 16, the TPB approved a resolution designated Friday, May 16, as Bike to Work Day in the Washington region in 2014. Bike to Work Day is organized each year by the TPB's Commuter Connections program and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA). This year, Bike to Work Day will feature 79 "pit stops" around the region and organizers hope to attract more than 17,000 participants.

Go to www.biketoworkmetrodc.org for more information and to register!

COG Continues Search for New Transportation Planning Director
Director Department of Transportation Planning Recruitment Profile

The Council of Governments is searching for its next Director of Transportation Planning. COG is looking for an expert, forward-thinking leader who's up to the challenge of guiding regional transportation planning in the National Capital Region.

Read the full job description at: www.mwcog.org/DTPdirectorsearch

TPB Work Programs for FY2015 Approved

At its meeting on March 19, the TPB approved the annual work programs and budgets for the TPB and for the TPB’s Commuter Connections program for FY 2015, which starts July 1.

TPB Approves Regional Green Streets Policy

On February 19, the TPB approved the Green Streets Policy for the National Capital Region encouraging local jurisdictions to adopt policies calling for the use of Green Streets techniques to manage stormwater runoff from roadways and other transportation facilities.

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

August 2013

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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