The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) approved nine projects across the region to receive $500,000 in technical and consultant assistance through the TPB’s Transportation Land-use Connections (TLC) Program.
The TPB approved the following nine design and planning projects:
- District of Columbia: a study to improve access to the Anacostia Metro station – $60,000
- Montgomery County: a survey to collect data about different transportation modes – $40,000
- Montgomery County: a plan to connect the Shady Grove Metrorail station to the Metropolitan Grove MARC station – $60,000
- Prince George's County: a plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian access to the Cheverly Metro station – $60,000
- Prince George's County: a plan for trail and sidewalk improvements in the Eastover and Forest Heights area – $60,000
- Prince George's County: a parking study for the Purple Line – $50,000
- Arlington County: development of standards for innovative transit services to lower-density neighborhoods – $60,000
- Fairfax County: a study to design a trail to the Lorton VRE station– $60,000
- Prince William County: development of mixed-use zoning regulations for small area plans to support muliple travel modes – $50,000
The projects are scheduled for completion by May 2019.
The TLC program supports planning for walkable, bikable, and transit accessible communities by providing technical and consultant assistance to local jurisdictions. Since its inception in 2012, the TPB has funded 108 technical assistance projects in all of the TPB’s member jurisdictions for more than $4 million in funding.
“The TPB’s Transportation Land-use Connections Program helps remove barriers to being able to walk, bike, and access transit in communities,” said John Swanson, COG Transportation Planner. “There were a lot of innovative projects this year that are relatively inexpensive ways to increase transit ridership and enhance neigborhoods.”
MORE: View the TPB meeting page for more information on the TLC projects.