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

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    Region's first responders head to Israel for special training

    July 31, 2018

    COG public safety members traveled to Israel to learn firsthand from subject matter experts in the fields of counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency...

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    Inventory shows region halfway to greenhouse gas emissions 2020 goal

    July 26, 2018

    New greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory results for metropolitan Washington show emissions decreased by 10 percent between 2005 and 2015, despite continued...

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    How will the TPB's 7 initiatives become a reality?

    July 24, 2018

    At it’s July meeting, the TPB continued its ongoing discussions about how to support projects, programs, and policies to implement the seven initiatives it...

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