Transportation

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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

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    Speed a key factor in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities

    April 17, 2018

    Street Smart, a pedestrian and cyclist safety program created in 2002 by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), offers safety tips to prevent...

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    Celebrate spring by registering for Bike to Work Day 2018

    March 28, 2018

    A sure sign that spring is here, registration for Bike to Work Day (BTWD) 2018 is now open. This year’s event on Friday, May 18 in metropolitan Washington is...

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    COG's Steve Walz talks infrastructure on Kojo Nnamdi Show

    March 22, 2018

    COG Environmental Programs Director Steve Walz was a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU where he discussed the state of the region's infrastructure.

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    Metrorail Safety Commission marks new milestone

    March 21, 2018

    The Metrorail Safety Commission held its inaugural meeting on March 13. COG, which hosted the gathering, continues to help D.C., Maryland, and Virginia...

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    Vehicle census shows what's on our region's roads

    March 13, 2018

    What kinds of cars and trucks are on our region’s roads? TPB planners are interested in understanding the current characteristics of cars, trucks and buses in...

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    State legislatures consider new Metro legislation

    March 8, 2018

    Will 2018 be the year for Metro dedicated funding? The next few days and weeks hold the answer, and COG continues to do its part to help advance the regional...

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    Here's how we use growth forecasts for transportation planning

    March 5, 2018

    Before the TPB approves its new long-range transportation plan, Visualize 2045, staff will complete two analyses. One will test the financially constrained...

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