Each year, more than 35 million people and 400,000 tons of freight cargo pass through the region’s three major airports—Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) airports. In all, the airports directly or indirectly support more than 450,000 jobs and some $50 billion in annual economic activity.

The TPB, through its Continuous Airport Systems Planning program, supports the planning, development, and operation of airport facilities and the transportation facilities that serve them. This work includes monitoring local air travel patterns, forecasting future air passenger and air cargo needs, and developing plans for improving how people and goods get to and from the region’s airports. 

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    Heart of COG: Alieu Turay

    September 5, 2017

    As a Contracts and Purchasing Specialist at COG, Alieu Turay helps recruit and select the most qualified firms to make sure that COG and its members receive the...

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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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    Regional Air Passenger Enplanements Rise in 2015, TPB Reports

    December 21, 2016

    The TPB released the results of the 2015 Regional Air Passenger Survey, which looks at data from the region’s three commercial service airports:...

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    Congresswoman Comstock Talks Transportation, Economy at COG Board Meeting

    October 20, 2015

    In October, U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10) briefed the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors on her vision for...

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    2014 COG Series Provides In-Depth Look at Region's Infrastructure

    December 30, 2014

    In 2014 the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments identified regional infrastructure as its focus and held a series on...

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    Leaders of Region’s Major Airports Discuss Trends, Challenges

    October 8, 2014

    As part of the COG Board infrastructure focus in 2014, Jack Potter, CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) which oversees Dulles and...

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