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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    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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    The Silver Line: Expanding Travel Options and Strengthening Activity Centers

    August 12, 2014

    It took almost 50 years for Metro's new Silver Line to turn from long-range planning idea into reality. The project entered the region's Constrained Long-Range...

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    Q&A: Patrick Wojahn College Park Councilmember

    May 29, 2014

    Patrick Wojahn serves College Park Maryland as a City Councilmember. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation...

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    2014 CLRP Update Enters Next Phase: Air Quality Conformity Analysis

    May 13, 2014

    The 2014 update to the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan has entered its next phase: the federally required Air Quality Conformity Analysis,...

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    Washington Region Forecast to Continue Growing, Mostly in Activity Centers

    May 6, 2014

    The latest growth forecasts from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) predict more than 1.5 million new jobs and 2 million new residents in...

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