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

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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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    President Trump gives approval to Metrorail Safety Commission

    September 6, 2017

    D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have already enacted laws to create the commission and are now working together to stand up the commission, which will assume...

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    Heart of COG: Alieu Turay

    September 5, 2017

    As a Contracts and Purchasing Specialist at COG, Alieu Turay helps recruit and select the most qualified firms to make sure that COG and its members receive the...

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    TPB accepts Long-Range Plan Task Force recommendations for further analysis

    July 25, 2017

    After a lengthy discussion at its July 19 meeting, the TPB accepted for further study the recommendations of its Long-Range Plan Task Force, a group set up in...

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    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...

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    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...

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