Posts tagged with 'National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board'
Springtime Smart Growth Happenings
Springtime Smart Growth Happenings
For those of you who haven’t gotten your livability and smart growth fix lately, we’d like to alert you to a couple local news items. First, the Montgomery County Planning Department is kicking off ReThink Montgomery, a weekly speaker series ...
Changing Demographics, Changing Travel Patterns in the D.C. Metro Area
Changing Demographics, Changing Travel Patterns in the D.C. Metro Area
The D.C. area’s young population is traveling less, older residents are traveling more, and more people are taking transit and walking. That was the message at yesterday’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB) meeting. The TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning ...
Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Highlights Transit, Livability
Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Highlights Transit, Livability
Today’s National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) meeting was evidence of a region ready to embrace sustainable planning, enhance its transit offerings, and improve its environment. The TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the D.C. ...
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
News flash: Most Washingtonians drive alone to work.  This is no surprise, but the Census Bureau’s 2006-2008 American Community Survey, just released, confirms that 63.7% of our region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office. Despite ...
When Do We Get Regional Planning?
When Do We Get Regional Planning?
One of the problems with transportation policy is that it is bogglingly opaque. The multiplication of planning boards and oversight boards and quasi-public authorities and the immense decision-making power awarded to the bureaucrats in planning and transportation departments make it ...
BRT vs. Light Rail for the Purple Line
BRT vs. Light Rail for the Purple Line
UPDATE: BeyondDC informs me by e-mail that, although you wouldn’t know it, this vote implies at the very least that Maryland has a strong preference for light rail, as that’s what the state asked the TPB to model the pollution ...