Transportation and public policies associated with it are challenged now to meet the needs of DC and the region. Imagine what it will be like in 2045.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) are not waiting. They are planning—and actively engaging residents, business owners, stakeholders, visitors, and others—right now as you can see from Participate in Visualize 2045. What's the latest engagement? Forums. They're taking place in September (see images below). The DC forum takes place Thursday, September 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Ron Brown College Prep in Ward 7.
Why APACC cares
Equitable development, wellness, and Anacostia Park and Anacostia River are all impacted positively and negatively by transportation. For example, much of Ward 8 is cut off from the park and river by 295. Getting over 295 for Ward 7 residents can be trying, particularly for those with mobility challenges. Similarly, residents of both wards clamor for more and better employment opportunities. Since few of them will be in their neighborhood, accessible, reliable, and affordable transportation is a must.