Transportation

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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    Planned Commuter Rail Investments Align With Identified Regional Priorities

    April 1, 2014

    Both Maryland and Virginia have announced updated plans to keep their respective commuter rail systems in a state of good repair and to expand capacity on...

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    11 Major Projects Submitted for Inclusion in 2014 CLRP Update

    March 18, 2014

    Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia have submitted 11 major projects to be included in this year's update to the region’s Constrained Long-Range...

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    RF Coalition Members & COG Executive Director Discuss New Reports

    January 31, 2014

    Region Forward Coalition Vice-Chair & District of Columbia Planning Director Harriet Tregoning and Transportation Planning Board Member & Bowie City...

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    COG Members & Executive Director Interviewed on NBC4 Viewpoint

    January 28, 2014

    Region Forward Coalition Vice-Chair & District of Columbia Planning Director Harriet Tregoning and Transportation Planning Board Member & Bowie City...

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    Activity Centers Key Focus of Regional Transportation Priorities Plan

    January 28, 2014

    Not all of the top strategies for addressing the Washington region's most significant transportation challenges will require traditional infrastructure...

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    New Plan Identifies Regional Transportation Priorities

    January 15, 2014

    At its January meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved a new plan of transportation strategies to inform area...

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    On Current Funding Trajectory, Metro Crowding and Reliability to Worsen

    January 14, 2014

    Barring any major changes to current funding trajectories, the region’s Metrorail system will face more crowding and less reliability in coming years, which...

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    New Analysis Forecasts Future Performance of Region's Transportation System

    December 18, 2013

    TPB analysis measures how well the projects and programs in the region’s long-range transportation plan will meet the increased demands of future population and...

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