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

News & Multimedia

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  • News

    Q&A: Prince George's County Chief Administrative Officer Nicholas Majett

    April 18, 2017

    Nicholas (Nick) Majett, Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer, has been a COG member since May 2014, when he first joined Prince George’s County...

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    What will it take to meet the region's long-term transportation goals?

    April 13, 2017

    If you had to choose 6-10 projects, programs, or policies to move the region closer to achieving its long-term transportation goals, what would go on the list?...

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    Transportation equity headlined an action-packed March TPB meeting

    April 4, 2017

    The TPB’s March 29 meeting was dominated by action items—nine in all. One was the board’s endorsement of a new approach to analyzing equity in the region’s...

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    Jurisdictions give approval to Metrorail Safety Commission

    April 3, 2017

    In addition to their legislative efforts, the three jurisdictions are currently working together to stand up the commission by selecting commissioners, hiring...

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    Regional plan outlines recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    March 29, 2017

    COG’s Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee (CEEPC) developed a plan to meet the region’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. The third...

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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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