Regional Planning Board Hosts Transportation Forum in Leesburg Tonight

National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is hosting a long-range transportation planning forum for the region in Leesburg tonight.

The plan will focus on regionally significant road and transit projects, but will also highlight bicycle and pedestrian projects and key land-use issues facing the region. It will take a multimodal approach rather than relying on any one mode of travel to accommodate the region’s growth.

Visualize 2045 is a federally-required required long-range transportation plan for the national capital region. will identify all the regionally-significant transportation investments planned through 2045, plus some that have not yet been funded.

It will also target seven unfunded, region-wide initiatives, including bringing jobs and housing closer together, expanding bus rapid transit regionwide, moving more people on Metrorail, increasing telecommuting and other options for commuting, expanding the express highway network, improving walk and bike access to transit, and completing the National Capital Trail.

The planning board is seeking input on that plan at a public forum at the County Government Center at 1 Harrison St. in Leesburg from 7-9 p.m.

That input will help elected leaders and regional planners understand public attitudes and opinion as they make decisions about the region’s transportation future. The Loudoun forum is the eighth of nine forums across the capital region.

Light refreshments and activities for children will be provided.

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is housed at and staffed by the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments. For more information about Visualize 2045, go to  visualize2045.org.

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