Transportation

Transportation Planning Board

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for metropolitan Washington. Working with local, state, regional, and federal partners, the TPB coordinates future plans, provides data and analysis to decision makers, and coordinates regional programs to advance safety, land-use coordination, and more. The TPB is housed at and staffed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).

Learn more about the TPB's roles and responsibilities

See a map of TPB jurisdictions

Learn about the history of the TPB

TPB News

TPB News is an online publication of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. We'll let you know about key upcoming board actions and recap monthly board meetings. We’ll announce important events, funding opportunities, and public comment periods. And we’ll highlight recent TPB research, analysis, outreach, and planning.

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Monthly TPB Meetings

The TPB meets once a month, typically on the third Wednesday of the month. The board takes action on key items, like approving transportation plans or funding for planning studies or improvements. The board also receives briefings on studies, reports, and projects going on in the region.

Listen to live and recorded audio of TPB meetings

Get the TPB membership list

Read the TPB bylaws

Committees, Subcommittees, & Task Forces

The TPB's committees address topics related to bicycling and walking, traffic safety, management and operations coordination, and more.

Get to know the committees

Get Involved

There are many places and ways to become better informed and more involved in regional transportation decision-making.

Find out how to get involved

Provide your comments to the TPB

Planning Areas

The TPB addresses some of the region's most significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, safety, public health, and equity. It supports planning at the region's three major airports. And it aims to encourage integrated decision-making across disciplines, especially land use and the environment.

Learn more about our work

Recent TPB News

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    RECAP: Here's what else happened at the July 19 TPB meeting

    July 25, 2017

    The TPB’s July meeting ran nearly a half-hour over schedule as board members discussed and ultimately voted to accept the recommendations of the TPB’s...

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    TPB accepts Long-Range Plan Task Force recommendations for further analysis

    July 25, 2017

    After a lengthy discussion at its July 19 meeting, the TPB accepted for further study the recommendations of its Long-Range Plan Task Force, a group set up in...