Management, Operations & Safety

COG and the TPB have championed improvements in the ways the region's transportation system is managed and operated. Such improvements often use computer and communications technologies to squeeze more efficiency out of the transportation infrastructure that already exists. 

The TPB Vision prioritizes the safety of all modes and facilities. Specifically, the Vision calls upon TPB members to provide safer transportation facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and persons with special needs, better enforcement of traffic laws and motor carrier safety regulations, achieve national targets for seatbelt use, and use appropriate features in facility design. Examples of safety measures encouraged in the Vision include red-light cameras, skid-resistant pavements, elimination of roadside hazards, and better intersection controls.

TPB work to enhance the management, operations, and safety of the region's system includes:

  • Congestion Management Process - A systematic process that provides for safe and effective integrated management and operation of the multimodal transportation system.
  • Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC) Program - A coordinated partnership created by the TPB and transportation agencies in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia that aims to improve safety and mobility in the region through information sharing, planning, and coordination.
  • ITS & ITS Architecture - The application of current and evolving technology (particularly computer and communications technology) to transportation systems, and the careful integration of system functions, to provide efficient and effective solutions to multi-modal transportation problems.
  • Traffic Safety - The Safety Element of the region's Constrained Long-Range Plan summarizes the priorities, goals, countermeasures, or projects that address regional safety issues.
  • Emergency Preparedness - The TPB and its programs provide technical transportation expertise to regional public safety and emergency management planning at COG. 

News & Multimedia

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    Real-Time Arrival Signs Coming to Nearly 180 Bus Stops This Year

    January 6, 2015

    By the end of 2015, nearly 180 bus stops along some of the region’s busiest bus corridors will feature new electronic arrival signs telling passengers in real...

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    Street Smart Campaign Urges Increased Attention on Roadways

    November 7, 2014

    As Daylight Saving Time ends, local officials look to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists during darker months. Representatives from COG, the...

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    Q&A: David Snyder Vice Mayor City of Falls Church

    September 11, 2014

    David Snyder was first sworn in as a member of the City of Falls Church Council in July 1994 and has served as Mayor and Vice Mayor of the City. Snyder who...

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    Warmer Weather Prompts Increased Outdoor Activity and Safety Enforcement

    April 17, 2014

    Street Smart urges drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution. Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia gathered in...

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    Spring "Street Smart" Campaign to Kick Off Apr. 17 in Woodbridge, Va.

    April 8, 2014

    Warmer weather and longer days bring more Washington area residents out on foot and bicycles, whether for their daily commute, to run errands, or for exercise...

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    Area Officials Preview Upcoming Winter, Review Plans

    November 21, 2013

    On November 4, area officials gathered at COG to discuss the upcoming 2013-2014 winter and review plans on coordinating and communicating before, during and...

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    "Street Smart" Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign to Kick Off Oct. 22

    October 15, 2013

    On Tuesday, October 22, law enforcement personnel, elected leaders, and transportation officials from across the Washington region will gather in Senate Park,...

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