Virginia citizens can play an important role in shaping the
policies and future of public transit in our region. Here you
will find opportunities for involvement in the transportation
planning process. If you are interested in participating in
the regional transportation planning process, including major
corridor projects, the following links will provide
information about relevant public meetings.
has monthly meetings at 8 PM the first Thursday of every
month that are open to the public.
has monthly meetings at 7:30 PM the first Thursday of
every month that are open to the public. The meetings are
held at their offices at 14700 Potomac Mills Road,
Woodbridge, VA 22192.
County TAC –
A schedule of Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)
- The National Capital Region Transportation Planning
Board (TPB) is the federally designated Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, and plays an
important role as the regional forum for transportation
planning. MPO’s prepare plans and programs that the
federal government must approve in order for federal-aid
transportation funds to flow to their regions. The TPB has
monthly meetings at noon on the third Wednesday of every
month with a citizen comment period at the beginning of
each meeting. They also have a Citizen Advisory Committee
that meets on the Thursday preceding the TPB meetings.
This link gives information on all the TPB subcommittee
meetings as well.
Virginia Transportation Authority
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority was created
by the Virginia General Assembly on July 1, 2002. The
Authority is charged with developing a regional
transportation plan involving both, roads and transit;
working with Northern Virginia's communities to develop
regional priorities and policies to improve air quality;
and serving as an advocate for the transportation needs of
Northern Virginia before the state and federal
governments. The Authority welcomes involvement of the
public in its activities.
- The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) offers
opportunities for citizens to learn about and comment on
transportation projects and issues as they develop.
A schedule of public meetings for VDRPT projects.
- Schedule of board meetings for Metro.
- The Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee (MWAQC)
is an entity certified by the Governors of Virginia and
Maryland, along with the mayor of the District of
Columbia, to prepare an air quality plan for the DC-MD-VA
Metropolitan Statistical Area (see Map)
under Section 174 of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments
of 1990. MWAQC members are elected officials of the
Metropolitan Council of Governments (COG) member
jurisdictions plus members from Charles, Calvert, and
Stafford counties; the air management and transportation
directors of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of
Columbia; members of the Maryland and Virginia General
Assemblies; and the chair of the Transportation
Planning Board. See the bylaws
for additional detail. MWAQC coordinates air quality
planning activities among COG, other external committees,
and the Transportation Planning Board; reviews policies;
resolves policy differences; and adopts an air quality
plan for transmittal to Virginia, Maryland and the
District of Columbia. MWAQC subcommittees include the
Executive Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC),
and the Air
Quality Public Advisory Committee
Board of Directors Meetings
County Commuter Services/LC Transit
of Fairfax CUE