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.

Learn more about the TPB

Recent TPB News

  • Featured

    Welcome to the City of Laurel as the TPB's newest member

    May 23, 2017

    The TPB gained a new member jurisdiction in May as the City of Laurel, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, officially joined both the Metropolitan Washington...

  • News

    What will it take to meet the region's long-term transportation goals?

    April 13, 2017

    If you had to choose 6-10 projects, programs, or policies to move the region closer to achieving its long-term transportation goals, what would go on the list?...

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

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 key planning studies or improvements. The board also receives briefings on key studies, reports, and projects going on in the region.

Live and recorded audio of TPB meetings

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.

Provide your comments to the TPB