TPB Forecasts Long-Term Impacts of Current Transportation Policy on Metropolitan Washington

Nov 29, 2012

New analysis released at the November 28 meeting of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) indicates that the region will continue to experience worsening congestion for both highways and transit in the region without additional funding for transportation and changes to land use patterns.

Several media outlets reported on the analysis, including:

  • NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt on NewsChannel 8: Watch Ron Kirby, COG's Transportation Planning Director, and Todd Turner, Transportation Planning Board Chair, discuss the findings of the new analysis:
  • WAMU: "D.C. Area's Transportation Future: Crowding, Crowding And More Crowding Council of governments releases 30-year transportation forecast" Click here to read the piece
  • The Washington Examiner: "Traffic woes likely to persist for decades, officials say" Click here to read the piece
  • WTOP: "More people and limited commuting options mean greater congestion" Click here to read the piece
  • ABC 7: "Washington metro area traffic to worsen in next 30 years, study says" Click here to read the piece (video below as well)

To view COG's Transportation Planning Director Ron Kirby's presentation providing an overview of the analysis, click here.

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