Transportation

Planning Areas

An accessible, well-managed and maintained transportation system is a major focus of the Region Forward Vision. The Council of Governments helps advance these goals through its support of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), whose work spans a wide range of transportation modes, including highways, transit, walking, and bicycling.

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

News & Multimedia

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    Officials provide report on regional Metro funding effort

    November 9, 2017

    COG’s Metro Strategy Group provided a report on the effort to secure permanent, dedicated funding for Metro. The group is planning to make recommendations later...

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    Find out how Street Smart's new campaign, "shattered lives" was born

    November 7, 2017

    Every fall as the days get shorter, the TPB’s bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign, Street Smart, kicks off a period of ad campaigns and increased...

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    Here's what's next for the TPB's Long-Range Plan Task Force

    November 7, 2017

    At its October 18 meeting, the Long-Range Plan Task Force discussed the process it will use to select initiatives from the ten being studied to recommend for...

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    Darker months lead to spike in traffic crashes involving pedestrians

    November 3, 2017

    Representatives from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia launched a new Street Smart safety awareness campaign to warn drivers, cyclists, and...

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    TPB approves project updates in region's long-range transportation plan

    October 18, 2017

    At its monthly meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) approved...

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    Once-in-a-decade Regional Travel Survey kicks off

    October 10, 2017

    By this time next year, approximately 15,000 randomly selected households across the National Capital Region and neighboring jurisdictions will have...

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    More than 7,000 have already pledged to go car-free on September 22

    September 20, 2017

    More than 7, 000 people in metropolitan Washington have already pledged to go car-free or car-lite for Car Free Day on September 22 with two days still left to...

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