July 27, 2017

Your Input Needed on Long-Range Transportation Plans

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board wants to hear from residents about their daily commuting experiences. The information will be used to develop Visualize 2045, which is a long-range transportation plan for the National Capital Region. The plan will show the projects and improvements the region’s transportation agencies are planning through 2045—both what they can afford now and what they would build if they had more funding.

Visualize 2045 will focus on regionally significant road and transit projects, and highlight bicycle and pedestrian projects and key land-use issues facing the region. The plan will take a multimodal approach, relying not on any one travel mode to accommodate future population growth and address the region’s diverse transportation challenges.

The plan will show the current regional projects and how those projects will affect future travel patterns and conditions. In doing so, it will paint a picture of where the region’s current planning and funding decisions will get us. The aim is to help elected leaders, regional planners, and the public better understand the kinds of decisions we need to make today to realize a more desirable transportation future.

One of the best ways to participate in Visualize 2045 is to take a brief online survey. This is to better understand what affects your daily travel and what can make your experience better. Your answers will help inform discussions among elected leaders and regional planners about the planning and funding decisions we should be making to improve the region’s transportation future. The survey is available through July 31.

To take the survey now go to visualize2045.metroquest.com.