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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    NBC's Viewpoint Highlights Key Transportation Programs

    April 2, 2012

    Coverage of two Transportation Planning Board programs (Street Smart and rollDC) on NBC 4 brings attention to the issue of bicyclist and pedestrian safety as...

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    Savvy Drivers, Walkers and Cyclists = Safer Streets

    March 28, 2012

    The Street Smart Spring 2012 campaign launches with a focus on increasing enforcement and education efforts. Preliminary data shows that pedestrian and...

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    Street Smart Keeps Spotlight on Safety

    November 18, 2011

    Perhaps you’ve seen and heard the ads. Or maybe you’ve traveled on the stretch of Piney Branch Road in Montgomery County where new curb markings draw attention...

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    Making roads more safe for all users

    August 16, 2011

    AAA Mid-Atlantic recently warned that August is the most deadly month on U.S. roadways . As WTOP noted last week “Five of the deadliest days of the year on...

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    Street Smart Launches Spring '10 Campaign

    March 23, 2010

    Pedestrian safety demonstration shows life-and-death differences in braking distance.

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    Street Smart Launches 2009 Campaign

    March 25, 2009

    Campaign continues to show evidence of boosting pedestrian and cyclist safety.

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    Leaders Gather for Pedestrian Safety Workshop

    April 29, 2008

    Educating motorists and pedestrians, enforcing traffic laws and better engineering of vehicles and roadways are just some of the solutions regional leaders are...

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    Rising Pedestrian Fatalities Targeted by Street Smart Campaign

    March 7, 2008

    With pedestrian fatalities on the rise in recent years, leaders from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia launched the Street Smart pedestrian...

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