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.

Learn more about the TPB

Recent TPB News

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    ICYMI: Jan. 18 TPB Meeting

    January 25, 2017

    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...

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    TPB News in 2016: A look back at our top stories

    December 27, 2016

    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...

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    Q&A: City of Alexandria Council Member Tim Lovain

    December 22, 2016

    City of Alexandria Council Member Tim Lovain served as the 2016 Chairman of the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) staffed by COG. In this Q&A, Chairman Lovain...

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