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

Results: 693 found.
  • News

    TPB approves set of 10 regional transportation initiatives for further study

    July 19, 2017

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

  • Tysons_Corner_station_BeyondDC_Flickr_-_600
    News

    Crossing the finish line: The Long-Range Plan Task Force completes its work

    July 12, 2017

    With a short timeline and after only six meetings, the TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force has completed its work of narrowing down a long list of potential...

  • News

    Closing in on 10 "bundles" of initiatives to recommend for further analysis

    June 27, 2017

    The TPB’s Long-Range Plan Task Force met again June 21 to continue the daunting work of narrowing down a long list of potential projects, programs, or policies...

  • WMATA_New_Train_by_Elvert_Barnes_Flickr-cropped600
    News

    RECAP: At its June meeting, the TPB endorsed COG's Metro principles

    June 27, 2017

    At its June meeting, the Transportation Planning Board endorsed COG’s Statement of Principles on Metro expressing support for the system and for Metro General...

  • News

    Area employers recognized for innovative and sustainable commuter programs

    June 22, 2017

    The Annual Employer Recognition Awards, hosted by COG's Commuter Connections program, celebrated three area companies at the National Press Club, marking the...

  • News

    TPB seeks input on region's transportation future for long-range plan

    June 21, 2017

    The Transportation Planning Board is seeking public input for Visualize 2045, a new long-range transportation plan for metropolitan Washington. The input will...

  • Wiedefeld_Edit_1_640
    News

    COG Board adopts principles to guide work to help restore the Metro system

    June 14, 2017

    The principles will guide the work of a COG Metro Strategy Group of elected officials, who are focused on securing funding to meet the system’s capital needs.

  • EnhancedMobility_GranteeForum_wholeroom_cropped600
    News

    Enhanced Mobility grantees share the secrets to their success

    June 13, 2017

    About every two years the TPB plays a key role in selecting and awarding federal grant funding to projects and initiatives throughout the region aimed at...

  • Bike_to_Work_Day_2017_by_chasingmailboxes_on_flickr-600
    News

    #BTWD2017 in pictures and tweets!

    May 23, 2017

    Bike to Work Day 2017 broke records with 18,700+ registered participants riding to work and enjoying pit-stop goodies and great fun across the region. Here's a...

Results: 693 found.