Equity Emphasis Areas for TPB's Enhanced Environmental Justice Analysis

The Title VI/Environmental Justice analysis of the CLRP will be enhanced to include Equity Emphasis Areas and additional travel demand measures. These enhancements will be implemented in two phases. The first phase identified Equity Emphasis Areas which are small geographic areas that have significant concentrations of low-income and / or minority populations. The following materials were approved by the TPB at its March 29, 2017 meeting.

Phase 2 will include examining accessibility to jobs, educational institutions, hospitals and travel times for the Equity Emphasis Areas compared to the rest of the region between the current year and 2040. These areas will also be used in other TPB planning activities, such as the identification of unfunded capital needs under discussion in the Long-Range Planning Task Force.

Summary Information and Regional Level Maps

Maps and Tables for TPB Member Jurisdictions

(drafts for the March 29, 2017 TPB Meeting)

District of Columbia

Maryland Jurisdictions

Prince George’s County (includes City of Greenbelt, Bowie*, and College Park)

Montgomery County (includes City of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park)

Charles County

Frederick County (includes the City of Frederick)

Virginia Jurisdictions

Arlington County

City of Alexandria

Fairfax County (includes City of Fairfax and Falls Church*)

Loudoun County

Prince William County (includes City of Manassas and Manassas Park)

Fauquier County (Urbanized area around Warrenton)*

*There are no Census tracts identified as Equity Emphasis Areas in Fauquier County, City of Falls Church in VA and Bowie, MD: for the tract-level data in these areas, please contact Sergio Ritacco at