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Annual Car Free Day Event Held Monday, Sept. 22
The region’s annual Car Free Day event was held 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
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. 24
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 14. 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...
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