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.
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Recent TPB News
The TPB’s February 15 meeting ran a half-hour over schedule as the board crafted a scope for the future work of its Long-Range Plan Task Force. The board also...
The TPB took a few formal actions at its January 18 meeting, including appointing new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee. It also discussed the next...
As 2016 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the top TPB News stories of the year. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting our favorite articles and...
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.
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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 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
There are many places and ways to become better informed and more involved in regional transportation decision-making.
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