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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    Bike to Work Day adds 17 new neighborhood pit stops for Friday's event

    May 16, 2018

    With an expansion of 17 new pit stops for 2018, commuters on bicycles will have more options for celebrating Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18. A...

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    Bike to Work Day is coming! Are you ready?

    May 8, 2018

    May is National Bike Month and the Washington region is celebrating. The TPB proclaimed Friday, May 18 as Bike to Work Day for the region. This is the 18th year...

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    Pedal to help metropolitan Washington win 'Nation's Fittest Region'

    May 7, 2018

    Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are calling on all commuters to help the region win back the title of America’s...

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