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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    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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    TPB News in 2016: A look back at our top stories

    December 27, 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the top TPB News stories of the year. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting our favorite articles and...

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    Q&A: City of Alexandria Council Member Tim Lovain

    December 22, 2016

    City of Alexandria Council Member Tim Lovain served as the 2016 Chairman of the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) staffed by COG. In this Q&A, Chairman Lovain...

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    TPB elects Rockville's Bridget Donnell Newton as 2017 chairman

    December 21, 2016

    During its December meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) voted unanimously to elect its 2017 officers, including City of...

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