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Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or "Car-Lite" on Monday, Sept. 22

"Put it away. Uncar for a day." That's the message that local organizers of Car Free Day 2014 are sending to encourage more Washington area commuters and others who usually drive to give up their car for a day and try walking, bicycling, taking transit, carpooling, or teleworking instead. more...

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

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 Transportation Planning Board. more...

Annual Car Free Day Event Set for Monday, Sept. 22

The region’s annual Car Free Day event is set for Monday, September 22. The event coincides with worldwide Car Free Day, 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.

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...

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 to Vote on Update to Participation Plan

The TPB is in the process of updating its Participation Plan in accordance with federal requirements. A 30-day public comment period on the draft update closed on August 24, 2014. The TPB will consider the updated plan for final approval at its next meeting on Wednesday, September 17. View all comments received during the 30-day public comment period.

Commuter Connections Marks 40 Years in Region

Dozens of elected leaders, government officials, and employer representatives from across the region gathered recently 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...

Solicitation to Begin for Projects Under New Federal "Enhanced Mobility" Program

On July 16, the TPB voted to approve the key elements of an update to the region’s Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan. The plan update paves the way for the TPB to begin soliciting projects for funding under Enhanced Mobility, a new federal program aimed at improving the mobility of older adults and persons with disabilities. Solicitation is planned for late August through late October. Learn more about Enhanced Mobility and the TPB's role in selecting projects.

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.

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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