Transportation Planning Board

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, and plays an important role as the regional forum for transportation planning. The TPB prepares plans and programs that the federal government must approve in order for federal-aid transportation funds to flow to the Washington region.

Meetings are generally scheduled for the third Wednesday of the month at noon (except August). Lunch is served to Members and alternates at 11:45 a.m.


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Featured Documents

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    The Region: TPB Annual Report

    Sep 1, 2016

    The Region is an annual publication highlighting the work activities of the Transportation Planning Board. The latest edition features a look back at the TPB’s first 50 years as well as a remembrance of longtime TPB staff director Albert A. Grant.

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    TPB Participation Plan

    Sep 17, 2014

    This Participation Plan articulates the TPB’s commitment to transparent communications and engagement with the public and relevant public agencies to support the regional transportation planning process, including the development of the Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This plan provides an overall framework for participation in the TPB process.

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    Regional Transportation Priorities Plan

    Jan 15, 2014

    The Regional Transportation Priorities Plan identifies strategies with the greatest potential to respond to the region's most significant transportation challenges. It also identifies those strategies that are “within reach” both financially and politically - recognizing the need for pragmatism in an era of limited financial resources and a lack of political will to raise significant amounts of new revenue.

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    The TPB Vision

    Oct 15, 1998

    The Vision is a short, but influential, policy document that lays out eight broad goals to guide the region’s transportation investments into the 21st century. The Vision was unanimously approved in October 1998 by the Transportation Planning Board after an extensive public outreach effort that lasted three years.