News Release

TPB seeks public participation in upcoming transportation forums

Apr 10, 2018

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View interactive map of the seven transportation intiatives

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is seeking public input for Visualize 2045, a new long-range transportation plan for the National Capital Region. The input will help elected leaders and regional planners better understand public attitudes and opinion as they make decisions about the region’s transportation future.

Visualize 2045 includes transportation projects for which funding is expected to be available between now and 2045, as well as those for which funding has not yet been identified.

A series of public forums have been scheduled to discuss seven unfunded initiatives recently endorsed by the TPB that have the potential to significantly improve transportation in the region. The TPB will gather feedback at the forums that will help decision makers better understand the universe of needs and potential projects and how they can affect the region’s transportation future.

These unfunded initiatives include: bring jobs and housing closer together; expand bus rapid transit regionwide; move more people on Metrorail; increase telecommuting and other options for commuting; expand express highway network; improve walk and bike access to transit; and complete the National Capital Trail.

The TPB will be holding nine forums in the following locations across the region:

  • Frederick County – Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. | Thomas Johnson H.S.
  • Prince George’s County – Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M.  | College Park Airport
  • Charles County – Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. | County Government Building
  • Montgomery County – Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. |Executive Office Building
  • Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. | COG
  • Arlington County – Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 6:30-8:30 P.M. | Arlington County Central Library Auditorium 
  • Fairfax County – Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. |Providence Community Center
  • Loudoun County – Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. | Government Center
  • Prince William County – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 P.M. | Government Center

MORE: Sign up for email updates, or to view forum details, visit visualize2045.org. Stay updated and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #VIZ2045.

Contact: Laura Ambrosio
Phone: (202) 962-3278
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