Fairness & Accessibility

Fairness and accessibility are key considerations in the transportation planning process. The TPB Vision states that “The Washington metropolitan region’s transportation system will provide reasonable access at reasonable cost to everyone in the region”. In addition, one of the three priorities in the TPB’s  Regional Transportation Priorities Plan is “Strengthen Public Confidence and Ensure Fairness” by pursuing greater accountability, efficiency, and accessibility for all people, with particular attention to accessibility for persons with disabilities, low incomes, and limited English proficiency. 

The TPB’s Participation Plan lays out how traditionally-disadvantaged populations are included in the planning process; such as through the Access for All Advisory Committee which is made up of community leaders from around the region and advises the TPB on issues and services  that are important to low-income communities, minority communities, people with limited English skills, individuals with disabilities, and older adults.

It has been the long-standing policy of both COG and the TPB to actively ensure nondiscrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. COG has a Title VI Plan, which includes the Accommodations Policy to ensure access to COG and TPB meetings, events, and activities for people with disabilities and those with limited English skills.

The TPB’s Human Service Transportation Coordination work includes the involvement of people with disabilities and older adults and identifies unmet transportation needs in its Coordinated Human Service Transportation Plan. 

News & Multimedia

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    Enhanced Mobility grantees share the secrets to their success

    June 13, 2017

    About every two years the TPB plays a key role in selecting and awarding federal grant funding to projects and initiatives throughout the region aimed at...

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    Access for All Advisory Committee (AFA) relaunches with new members

    July 11, 2016

    Earlier this summer we finished recruiting new members for our Access for All Advisory Committee (AFA), a group first set up in 2001 to give a voice to people...

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    Heart of COG - Lynn Winchell-Mendy

    March 1, 2016

    Earlier this year, the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved nearly $8 million in funding for a slate of 21 projects to address the transportation needs...

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    Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Fleets Expand in the District of Columbia

    February 23, 2016

    Area transportation companies Yellow Cab Company of D.C. and Royal have added a total of 13 new wheelchair accessible taxis to their fleets, thanks to a grant...

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    TPB Selects Projects to Receive New Federal "Enhanced Mobility" Funding

    February 3, 2015

    A number of local efforts to address the specialized transportation needs of older adults and persons with disabilities will receive funding this year under a...

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    Regional Solicitation Underway for Federal "Enhanced Mobility" Grant Funding

    September 9, 2014

    The Transportation Planning Board recently began accepting applications for funding under a new federal program aimed at addressing the transportation needs of...

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