Tag Archives: transportation

Economy, Housing, Land Use

Activity Centers: Economic Engines and Livable Places

“For many people, this is a neighborhood where you can live, you can work, you can shop, you can have lots of cultural and recreational choices, all in the same .. Keep Reading

Climate & Energy, Environment, Transportation

For 2014, Get Involved in Regional Transportation, Environmental Issues

Looking for a civic-minded New Year’s resolution? How about getting involved in transportation, air quality or climate and energy planning in the D.C. region? Two public advisory committees housed at .. Keep Reading

In Memoriam: COG, Area Leaders Honor Ron Kirby

We lost a dear colleague and friend this week. Please join us in remembering Ron Kirby and his many contributions to our region.

In a statement earlier this week, COG .. Keep Reading

Economy, Housing, Transportation

Region Sees Changes in Share of People Living and Working in the Same Jurisdiction

A little over half of the region’s working population commutes to jobs in their county of residence, according to a recent Transportation Planning Board analysis of commuting data from 2000 .. Keep Reading


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

Economy, Land Use, Transportation

Karen Young: COG is Moving the Region Forward

The op-ed by Karen Young is reprinted from the May 3, 2013 issue of the Washington Business Journal


Contrary to John Slidell’s April 12 Guest Comment claiming that .. Keep Reading


“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


Bike to Work Day on May 17 to Promote Bicycle Commuting and Safety

On Friday, May 17, thousands of Washington area residents will take to roads, bicycle lanes, and shared-use paths to commute to work by bicycle in the region’s thirteenth annual Bike .. Keep Reading


“Street Smart” Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Launches Spring 2013 Campaign

Between now and mid-May, motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists throughout the region will hear and see reminders about how to stay safe and avoid traffic accidents as warmer spring weather and .. Keep Reading


FBI Competition Might Make Headlines, but Area Leaders are Committed to Cooperation on Many Economic Issues

At a forum today organized by the DC Chamber of Commerce and Washington Business Journal, several top elected officials discussed regional cooperation, specifically in regards to economic development.

Not .. Keep Reading


New Funding Enables Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicab Pilot Program in D.C. to Continue

A pilot program implemented by the Transportation Planning Board to provide wheelchair-accessible taxicab service in the District of Columbia will continue now that District officials have committed a portion of .. Keep Reading


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


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

Land Use

A Plan for Investing in Metropolitan Washington to Improve Walkability and Economic Performance

Washington, now that the sequester is officially here, what does it mean for your community? Will you see the value of your home decrease in a similar way to .. Keep Reading


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