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.

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    2014 Sees Notable Progress in Achieving Regional Transportation Goals

    December 16, 2014

    When it adopted the Regional Transportation Priorities Plan in January, the Transportation Planning Board highlighted a number of key strategies and priorities...

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    2015 CLRP Update to Focus on Addressing Region's Top Needs

    December 2, 2014

    Reducing congestion on roadways and transit systems. Providing high-quality transportation options between and within mixed-use Activity Centers. Reducing...

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    Officials Approve Update to Region's Long-Range Transportation Plan

    October 15, 2014

    At its October meeting, members of the Transportation Planning Board voted to approve the 2014 Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), which includes...

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    Concerted Action Leads to Major Improvements in Region's Air Quality

    October 14, 2014

    Ground-level ozone concentrations in the Washington region exceeded healthy levels on just four days each of the last two summers, down from 43 such...

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    Final 2014 CLRP Public Comment Underway

    September 16, 2014

    Elected officials, transportation agencies, and the public have one last opportunity to comment on this year's update of the region's Constrained Long-Range...

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