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 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
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
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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Recent TPB News
The Transportation Planning Board approved more than $5 million in funding for 11 projects in Northern Virginia through the Transportation Alternatives Program....
In this Washington Business Journal article, Transportation Planning Board Chair and D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen shares five ideas with the potential to...
Two initiatives, endorsed by the TPB at its January meeting, join the five generated by the TPB’s Long Range Plan Task Force to form the basis for Visualize...