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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    #BTWD2017 in pictures and tweets!

    May 23, 2017

    Bike to Work Day 2017 broke records with 18,700+ registered participants riding to work and enjoying pit-stop goodies and great fun across the region. Here's a...

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    Welcome to the City of Laurel as the TPB's newest member

    May 23, 2017

    The TPB gained a new member jurisdiction in May as the City of Laurel, in Prince George’s County, Maryland, officially joined both the Metropolitan Washington...

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    Bike to Work Day breaks records in metropolitan Washington

    May 19, 2017

    Today, 18,700 metropolitan Washington area commuters participated in one of the nation’s largest Bike to Work Day (BTWD) events. Since 2001, BTWD registration...

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    LaHood, business leaders discuss Metro at COG Board meeting

    May 16, 2017

    Members of the COG Board of Directors talked about efforts to help restore Metro to a world-class transit system with former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray...

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    Bike to Work Day plans support for first-time bicycle commuters

    May 5, 2017

    Thousands of metropolitan Washington area commuters are expected to take to the streets on their bicycles Friday, May 19 for Bike to Work Day 2017 (BTWD)—and...

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    Heart of COG: Douglas Franklin

    May 3, 2017

    As Senior Marketing Specialist for COG’s Commuter Connections program, Douglas Franklin helps spread the word about transportation alternatives, such as...

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