President Obama Speaks at Key Bridge

Economy, Transportation

With DC Region as a Backdrop, President Highlights Need for Road & Bridge Maintenance

July 8, 2014 | Tags: bridges, highway, highway trust fund, infrastructure, maintenance, Patrick Wojahn

Read More

The Yardstick


Water Infrastructure Investments Key to Region’s Water Quality Goals, Health, and Prosperity

During a discussion at the June Council of Governments Board of Directors meeting, experts and officials reviewed how investments in the region’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure have produced significant environmental improvements, such as increasing populations of some aquatic plants and animals and fewer harmful algal blooms in the tidal Potomac below Chain Bridge. They also […]

Economy, Environment, Transportation

Q&A: Phil Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia

Phil Mendelson was first elected to the Council of the District of Columbia in November of 1998 as an At-Large Councilmember. He served the District in that role until June 2012 when, following the departure of the previous Council Chairman, he was selected by his colleagues to take over that role. In November 2012, District […]


TLC Webinar Highlights Surburban Approaches to Transportation Demand Management

The City of Falls Church wants to capitalize on its proximity to Metro by attracting more residential and commercial development along Washington Street, one of the city’s two main commercial corridors. But much of the thoroughfare lies beyond the quarter-mile radius from transit that planners traditionally consider optimal for encouraging transit-oriented development. In 2012, the […]


“Big Data” Unlock Possibilities for Better Understanding Congestion on Area Roadways

The Transportation Planning Board is taking advantage of the growing availability of real-time data on traffic conditions to better understand congestion on Washington area roadways. In its most recent quarterly analysis, the TPB found good news for drivers and other road users over the past few years: a 40% decline in average congestion-related delay between 2010 […]


TPB to Congress: Protect the Highway Trust Fund From Insolvency, Now and Into the Future

The Transportation Planning Board recently urged the United States Congress to act immediately to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund and to secure more reliable, long-term sources of revenue to support ongoing transportation investments into the future. Federal officials anticipate that the fund, from which nearly all federal aid for road and transit projects flows, […]