TPB Call for Projects for new Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program
The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program is a new federal program under MAP-21 that provides funding to projects considered "alternatives" to traditional highway construction. The TA Program combines three former federal programs: Transportation Enhancements (TE); Safe Routes to School (SRTS); and Recreational Trails (RTP). Visit www.mwcog.org/tap for information on eligible uses, eligible applicants, and how to apply.
TPB Issues Call for Projects for Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program
The TPB issued a call for projects for the FY2014 TLC technical assistance Program on March 8. Applications are due on May 15. The TLC Program provides focused consultant assistance to local jurisdictions working on creative, forward-thinking and sustainable plans and projects. Visit the TLC website for more information, including application details.
TPB Approves Air Quality Conformity Scope of Work
At its February 20 meeting, the TPB received a briefing on the comments received and recommended responses to the draft project inputs for the air quality analysis of the 2013 update to the CLRP and the FY 2013-2018 TIP. The TPB also approved the scope of work for the air quality conformity assessment of the 2013 CLRP and the FY 2013-2018 TIP.
Bike to Work Day is May 17!
On Friday May 17, 2013 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 70 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle! Visit the Bike to Work Day website to register, and learn more.
TPB Approves FY2014 Unified Planning Work Program
The TPB on March 20 adopted resolution R14-2013 to approve the final FY2014 Unified Planning Work Program, or UPWP, a federally required document that guides all the work conducted by the TPB over the course of a fiscal year, which will begin on July 1, 2013.
TPB Working to Implement New MAP-21 Requirements
The TPB on March 20 adopted resolution R16-2013 to authorize the TPB chairman to submit a formal request to the governors of Virginia and Maryland, and to the Mayor of the District of Columbia, that COG, as the administrative agent for the TPB, be designated as the recipient to administer new Section 5310 projects.
Draft Report Released: "What do People Think About Congestion Pricing?"
The TPB on January 23 received a briefing on the draft final report of a study on the public acceptability of congestion pricing in the Metropolitan Washington Region, which was funded through the Federal Highway Administration Value Pricing Pilot Program. View the draft report and other relevant documents here.