The year 2045 is a long way off, but now’s the time to weigh in on the region’s long-term transportation priorities.

The Transportation Planning Board of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will host nine forums in April and May, giving the public a chance to sound off on big transportation projects, including those that still need funding.

Specifically, the TPB is seeking opinions on seven broad initiatives that could impact transportation in the region. Those seven initiatives, which are currently not funded, include:

  • Moving more people to Metro
  • Completing the National Capital Trail
  • Increasing telecommuting and introducing other commuting options
  • Expanding the express highway network
  • Improve walking and bike access to transit
  • Expanding bus rapid transit
  • Moving jobs and homes closer together

The public forums kick off Wednesday. Here’s the schedule:

(all meetings from 7-9 p.m.)

Frederick County – Wednesday, April 11. Thomas Johnson High School
Prince George’s County – Wednesday, April 18. College Park Airport
Charles County – Wednesday, April 25. County Government Building
Montgomery County – Thursday, April 26. Executive Office Building
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, May 1. COG offices.
Fairfax County – Tuesday, May 8. Providence Community Center
Loudoun County – Wednesday, May 16. Government Center
Prince William County – Wednesday, May 23. Government Center
Alexandria/Arlington – TBD

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