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Land Use Development, Population and Employment

Both COG’s Region Forward Vision and the TPB Vision recognize the important relationship between transportation and land use coordination. Population in the region will reach nearly 6.9 million by 2045. Land use and development patterns put pressure on transportation infrastructure to meet the growing demands. The way we shape the built environments of our communities impacts the length of trips and the transportation options for getting around. As the our communities continue to grow, it is crucial that we plan to prioritize land uses that bring together jobs, housing, services, and recreation in a walkable environment served by transit. Through coordination and planning, the transportation system and development patterns can support one another more effectively and help metropolitan Washington accommodate significant growth and continue to prosper.

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