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

News & Multimedia

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    Chairman Newton visited the TPB's Citizen Advisory Committee

    March 21, 2017

    TPB Chairman Bridget Newton paid a special visit to the TPB’s Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on March 8. She thanked committee members for their service and...

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    Equity Emphasis Areas are up for board approval at the Mar. 29 TPB meeting

    March 21, 2017

    The Transportation Planning Board’s March meeting was rescheduled to Wednesday, March 29, due to inclement weather. An updated agenda and meeting materials will...

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    Will changing consumer preferences bring widespread delivery by drone?

    March 21, 2017

    The military uses them. So do aerial photographers and filmmakers. And this year they featured prominently in the Super Bowl halftime show. But will unmanned...

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    March TPB meeting has been rescheduled to Wed., Mar. 29

    March 15, 2017

    In light of the disruptions caused by this week's winter storm and the variability in travel conditions throughout the region, the TPB officers have advised...

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    Heart of COG: Lamont Cobb

    February 28, 2017

    Just three years into his transportation planning career at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), Lamont Cobb is already making an impact...

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    ICYMI: Feb. 15 TPB Meeting

    February 21, 2017

    The TPB’s February 15 meeting ran a half-hour over schedule as the board crafted a scope for the future work of its Long-Range Plan Task Force. The board also...

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    New federal performance rules for MPOs, explained

    February 21, 2017

    New federal performance measurement requirements for metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) like the TPB mean new data and evaluation will provide...

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    How TLC helped jumpstart a trail project in Prince George's County

    February 7, 2017

    Prince George’s County wanted to build a new walking and biking trail in the busy Central Avenue corridor. The TPB’s Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC)...

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