Annual “Bike to Work Day” Coming Up Friday, May 16

The Washington region’s annual Bike to Work Day is coming up Friday, May 16, and organizers are hoping to get as many as 17,000 commuters to register to bicycle to .. Keep Reading

April 23, 2014 | Tags: Commuter Connections, Transportation Planning Board, Bike to Work Day See More Tags Patrick Wojahn, bike safety, WABA

Federal “Transportation Alternatives” Dollars Helping to Advance Regional Priorities

For the second year in a row, the Transportation Planning Board will select a number of local capital improvement projects throughout the Washington region to receive funding under the federal .. Keep Reading

April 17, 2014 | Tags: TPB, RTPP, Map-21 See More Tags transportation alternatives, Safe Routes to School

Officials Launch Series with Discussion on Water Infrastructure

Water, specifically metropolitan Washington’s drinking water system, was the focus of the Council of Governments’ first in-depth discussion on regional infrastructure in 2014. As Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Vice .. Keep Reading

April 15, 2014 | Tags: water, water quality, potomac river See More Tags emergency preparedness, West Virginia Spill, wastewater treatment, DC Water, water infrastructure

Spring “Street Smart” Campaign to Kick Off Apr. 17 in Woodbridge, VA

Warmer weather and longer days bring more Washington area residents out on foot and bicycles, whether for their daily commute, to run errands, or for exercise or recreation.

When that .. Keep Reading

April 11, 2014 | Tags: Virginia, safety, Street Smart See More Tags Woodbridge, Street Smart Campaign!,, tired faces

Patrick Wojahn: When it comes to regional transportation, there is no either/or

This op-ed by Patrick Wojahn appears in the April 4, 2014 issue of theWashington Business Journal

Few would disagree with the premise that human progress of all sorts can .. Keep Reading

April 8, 2014 | Tags: MD, Patrick Wojahn, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board See More Tags Washington Business Journal, College Park, Op Ed

Planned Commuter Rail Investments Align With Identified Regional Priorities

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 existing routes to serve .. Keep Reading

April 4, 2014 | Tags: RTPP, VRE, MARC See More Tags CLRP, Commuter Rail

Solar Powering Your Community

If the metropolitan Washington region were to get 5 percent of its electricity from solar, it would reduce carbon emissions the equivalent of taking 789,000 cars off the road, and .. Keep Reading

April 2, 2014 | Tags: solar, U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge, sun shot See More Tags Solar Ready II, department of energy

Staff of Local Elected Officials Participate in Two-Day Community Leadership Institute

On March 13 and March 19, the Transportation Planning Board welcomed more than a dozen staff of local elected officials from across the region to the latest session of the .. Keep Reading

March 31, 2014 | Tags: planning staff, regional planning issues, experiential learning See More Tags community leaderhship institute, CLI, charette

Leaders Get to Work Strengthening Purple Line Communities

“The Purple Line is going to be built,” pronounced Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to a room of over 250 locally elected, civic, and community leaders gathered at a workshop .. Keep Reading

March 27, 2014 | Tags: activity centers, Prince George's County, Montgomery County See More Tags Takoma Park, silver spring, Purple Line, University of Maryland, PLCC, Bethesda, Langley Park, New Carrolton

11 Major Projects Submitted for Inclusion in 2014 CLRP Update

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 Transportation Plan, known as the CLRP… Keep Reading

March 21, 2014 | Tags: TPB, infrastructure, VRE See More Tags highways, CLRP, MARC, Capital Beltway, streetcars

New Publication Highlights Regional Strategies to End Homelessness

In one of the country’s most competitive and high cost housing markets, it is essential that local government play a role in ending homelessness on the local and regional level. .. Keep Reading

March 20, 2014 | Tags: affordable housing, MD, VA See More Tags DC, rapid rehousing, housing first, 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Work Underway to Develop List of Key Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Near Underutilized Rail Transit Stations

Twenty-five underutilized Metrorail or commuter rail stations in the Washington region will be the focus of the second phase of a Transportation Planning Board study looking for ways to take .. Keep Reading

March 14, 2014 | Tags: TPB, RTPP, Metrorail See More Tags transportation improvements, pedestrian infrastructure, multimodal access, bicycle infrastructure

Officials, Experts: Now’s the Time to Prepare for Additional 1.6 Million People, 1.3 Million Jobs

Growth. It’s one of the region’s most important issues, so it’s not surprising that it was once again front-and-center at the March 2014 COG Board of Directors meeting. Area leaders .. Keep Reading

March 13, 2014 | Tags: growth, economy, infrastructure See More Tags jobs, population, forecasting, activity

Q&A: Paul Quander, District of Columbia Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and Justice

Paul Quander is the appointed Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and Justice of the District of Columbia. The Deputy Mayor has had a long career in litigation, civil service and .. Keep Reading

March 13, 2014 | Tags: District of Columbia, homeland security, Paul Quander See More Tags public service, Navy Yard, Metropolitan Police Department, DC Safe Summer Initiative, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice

West Virginia Spill Calls Attention to Water Safety for DC Area Officials, Residents

The Washington region’s waterways have steadily improved over the decades. The Potomac River has undergone a major turnaround, and the Anacostia River is showing signs of progress.  Advancing these long-term .. Keep Reading

March 12, 2014 | Tags: water quality, emergency preparedness, West Virginia Spill See More Tags WVA, WV, West Virginia, MCHM, Elk River Contamination, licorice smell, Elk River