Regional Planning Approach

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, and plays an important role as the regional forum for transportation planning. The TPB prepares plans and programs that the federal government must approve in order for federal-aid transportation funds to flow to the Washington region.

The TPB's planning activities must follow regulations and meet standards set forth in federal law. The TPB works with more than 20 local jurisdictions, two states and the District of Columbia, and multiple transportation agencies to develop a policy framework that will guide transportation decision making in the National Capital Region for decades to come.

News & Multimedia

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    TPB News in 2016: A look back at our top stories

    December 27, 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, we’re looking back at the top TPB News stories of the year. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting our favorite articles and...

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    TPB opens public comment period through November 12, 2016

    October 13, 2016

    On October 13, 2016, the TPB released for public comment the draft 2016 Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) Amendment, the draft FY2017-2022...

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    Learn about transportation project prioritization at the Sept. 15 TIP Forum

    August 23, 2016

    Ever wonder how area transportation agencies prioritize and fund major projects and programs? Or which projects are slated for funding and construction in the...

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    TPB Releases for Public Comment the Draft Long-Range Plan Project Submissions

    February 12, 2016

    The Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has released the project submissions to be included in the Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the 2016 Amendment of the...

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