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Visualize A Better Transportation Future

The TPB will begin the process for updating the region’s long-range transportation plan (LRTP), Visualize 2050 in February 2023. Public comment opportunities will be available in 2023 and 2024 during the plan update. Your input is needed to inform Visualize 2050.

In June 2021, the TPB adopted a resolution to begin an update to the LRTP to be completed by 2024. This resolution asks all member agencies to re-examine and re-submit projects from the current plan (Visualize 2045) project list based on TPB’s policy framework and priorities.  To learn more about the approach to Visualize 2050, click here to read Resolution R19-2021.

Current Public Comment Opportunity

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is updating its long-range transportation plan, which will be called Visualize 2050.  For the plan’s Constrained Element, TPB is asking all member agencies to re-examine and re-submit projects from the current plan (Visualize 2045) project list based on TPB’s policy priorities and the findings of the TPB’s scenario studies.

The public is invited to comment on the list of Visualize 2045 projects using an online form.  Using the form, commenters can:

  • Support a project’s inclusion in the plan
  • Explain why they do not support a project’s inclusion in the plan
  • Propose changes to a project, or
  • Identify a project that is not listed for inclusion.

Funded/Committed (green list) projects are active, under construction, or have dedicated funding in the near future, and they are intended to be retained in the Visualize 2050 project list. The TPB recognizes the limited opportunities to make changes to projects that are under construction. The TPB, however, urges its member agencies to re-examine these projects and consider changes, where appropriate, that would better advance the TPB’s policy priorities and goals.

Developmental (orange list) projects that are not yet under construction, and do not have short term dedicated funding. The TPB expects its member agencies to re-examine these projects and resubmit them with changes as needed to better advance the TPB’s policy priorities and goals for inclusion in Visualize 2050. Comments on these projects can help provide feedback on projects that are in a developmental stage where the TPB goals and priorities can be used to influence the scope of such projects.

To learn more, view the Visualize 2050 frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the plan update.

How We Will Use Your Input: All comments will be forwarded to the sponsoring agencies to help determine which projects should go in the new plan. The comments that we receive will be posted on this web page.


State and Local Public Comment Opportunities
Fall 2023

The following public meetings are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about transportation projects in the region. Members of the public are welcome to comment on projects that are currently in Visualize 2045 and are under consideration for inclusion in Visualize 2050.

Fairfax County, Virginia
September 12, 2023 (Tuesday)
Virtual Public Meeting:
7:00 P.M.
Join instructions and options

Maryland Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) 
Fall 2023 Tour Meetings
For the full schedule and details, visit the Maryland Capital Programming page.

Prince George’s County
October 10, 2023 (Tuesday)
1:30 P.M.
Curry Administration Building, 1301 McCormick Drive, Largo

Charles County
October 17, 2023 (Tuesday)
2:00 P.M.
Charles County Government Building, LaPlata, MD

Montgomery County
October 26, 2023 (Thursday)
7:00 P.M.
Location: TBA

Frederick County
November 2, 2023 (Thursday)
7:00 P.M.
Location: Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick


Future Public Comment Opportunities

There will be two future opportunities for public comment throughout the Visualize 2050 planning process. In winter 2024, the public will be welcome to provide comment on preliminary project inputs for the plan and air quality conformity analysis. In spring 2025, there will be a final public comment period on the draft plan, 2025 – 2028 TIP, and results of the Air Quality Conformity determination.

Public comments will be documented along with responses to the summarized comments and provided to the Transportation Planning Board for consideration before approval of the project inputs.

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