national capital region transportation planning board

July 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Regional Transportation Board Funds Road Safety

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board has approved $60,000 for a roadway safety audit and design project to improve safety along New Hampshire Avenue (Maryland 650) from I-495 to Piney Branch Road (Maryland 320). The project was one of five chosen to help save lives and reduce injuries along the road. The study will […]

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June 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Praises, MDOT Condemns Removal of I-270, I-495 Project from Environmental Analysis

Wednesday’s vote by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board to remove the state’s proposed I-270, I-495 express toll lanes project from its air quality analysis dealt a serious blow to the future of the project. “In order to meet federal requirements and advance to the construction phase, regional projects must be included in the […]

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September 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Officials Draft Transportation Plan to Accommodate 1.3 Million More People

A recent study conducted by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) found that the Washington D.C. metropolitan area is expected to increase by 1.3 million more people within the next 25 years. These findings were presented during an open house for the public to learn more about “Visualize 2045,” TPB’s long-term transportation plan […]

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December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 15 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Transportation Priorities?: Monthly meeting of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. They will review the results of an analysis that looked at a set of 10 initiatives to determine if they addressed regional transportation challenges, such as congestion and safety.  A new northern bridge crossing […]

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December 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton Elected Chairman of the Transportation Planning Board

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton was unanimously elected chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) on Wednesday for 2017, according to a news release. The TPB prepares plans and programs that the federal government must approve in order for federal transportation funds to flow to the region. It includes local governments, state […]

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May 21, 2015 | Krista Brick

AAA Travel Tip: Thursday’s Traffic Tie-Ups Worse of Holiday Weekend

Thursday is the worse day for trying to get out of town to enjoy the long holiday weekend, according to a new report. According to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the worst departure time is the Thursday before the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic is forecasting that 826,900 persons from this […]

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