Tag Archives: transit

Transportation

Latest Census Data Reveal Region’s Commuters Shifting Away from Solo Driving, but Slowly

Commuters in the Washington region have been shifting — slowly — away from driving alone as their primary method of getting to and from work, according to the latest data .. Keep Reading

Transportation

TPB Helps Prince George’s County Identify Corridors for Future Transit Expansions

A long-term vision for the future of Prince George’s County, spelled out by county planners in 2002, calls for nodes of concentrated residential and commercial development connected by high-quality, high-frequency .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Workshop Helps Residents Learn About Transportation Decision-Making in Metro Washington

Seven years ago, the Transportation Planning Board hosted its first Community Leadership Institute, or CLI, a workshop-style event designed to help current or emerging citizen leaders from around the .. Keep Reading

Transportation

“Aspirations” Scenario Provides Alternative Long-Term Transportation Vision for Metro Washington

Imagine a future in which travel options like transit, bicycling, and walking would be safer and more practical for more people in the region, and drivers would have the option .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Surveys Show Transportation Behavior Varies Widely Across Region

The results of a series of in-depth travel surveys released by the Transportation Planning Board in March highlight key differences in how people live and travel in higher-density areas with .. Keep Reading

Climate & Energy

Sustainable DC: A Major Advance in Moving the Region Forward

Laine Cidlowski, AICP, Urban Sustainability Planner, and Tanya Stern, Chief of Staff, DC Office of Planning

On February 20, Mayor Vincent C. Gray released what is being lauded .. Keep Reading

Transportation

New Site Provides Access to Regional Traffic, Transit, and Growth Data

For decades the Transportation Planning Board has made the data and information it collects about the region’s transportation system available to the public, including road traffic counts and transit ridership .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Studies Focus on Making Areas Near Transit Safer, Easier to Use, and More Affordable

In 2012, the Transportation Planning Board funded three planning studies to look at ways to make commercial and residential areas near transit stations in the Washington region safer and easier .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Under MAP-21, a Portion of “Transportation Alternatives” Funding To Be Awarded Regionally

Starting this year, under a provision in the latest version of the federal law authorizing the flow of transportation dollars to states and localities in the region, the Transportation Planning .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Regional Officials on Virginia Transportation Deal: Compromise is Better than Inaction

The Virginia General Assembly came to a deal this weekend to reform transportation funding for the state. The bill will give local jurisdictions the chance to raise and allocate new .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Group Celebrates 20 Years of Citizen Involvement in Transportation Planning in Metro Washington

On a December evening in 1992, a group of Washington area residents gathered for the first meeting of the Transportation Planning Board’s Citizens Advisory Committee.

Some members of the .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Metro Washington Ranked “Worst” For Congestion, But Options For Avoiding Traffic Are Expanding

For the fourth year in a row, the Washington region was named “worst in the country” in the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s annual ranking of metropolitan areas based on how .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Region’s Transportation Planning Board Urges State Leaders to Increase Transportation Funding

Note: We discussed the TPB’s action supporting increased transportation investment in metropolitan Washington in December – the post below provides a more in-depth analysis of the letter and the proposed .. Keep Reading

Energy

Scaling Up Electric Vehicles in Metropolitan Washington

Metropolitan Washington regularly finds itself at or near the top of a lot of lists. Some of these distinctions are good, such as being the most educated region in the .. Keep Reading

Transportation

Metro Washington Residents Cautiously Receptive to Congestion Pricing, Study Finds

In a recent study of public opinion regarding congestion pricing, the Transportation Planning Board found cautious receptivity to the idea of charging Washington area drivers new fees to use .. Keep Reading