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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    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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    Get to know the 2017 TPB Citizens Advisory Committee

    January 25, 2017

    At its January 18 meeting, the TPB approved the newly appointed members to its Citizens Advisory Committee for 2017. The CAC’s two main charges are to promote...

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    Changes are coming to the way the TPB analyzes transportation equity

    January 25, 2017

    TPB planners are working on a new approach to analyzing the region’s long-range transportation plan to satisfy long-standing federal Title VI requirements and...

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    ICYMI: Jan. 18 TPB Meeting

    January 25, 2017

    The TPB took a few formal actions at its January 18 meeting, including appointing new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee. It also discussed the next...

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    Regional group proposes recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    January 18, 2017

    A Multi-Sector Working Group (MSWG) of subject matter experts from local governments and regional and state transportation, planning, and environmental agencies...

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    COG Board elects 2017 officers - Kenyan McDuffie to serve as Chairman

    January 11, 2017

    McDuffie, who has served on the board since 2013, told his colleagues that securing sustainable, dedicated funding to help restore Metro to a world-class system...

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    Ride-hailing apps are changing how people get to the region's airports

    January 10, 2017

    In 2015, fewer local air passengers used a private car, taxis, or Metrorail to get to the region’s three major airports. New ride-hailing options like Uber and...

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