Regional transit to get more funding than highways by 2040
Transit will be an increasingly important way of relieving area congestion by 2040, but highways will still receive 41 percent of future transportation spending. This is according to a recent update of the regionês long-range transportation plan by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).
The TPBês analysis found that driving will decrease by 3 percent per person as the region sees a 27 percent increase in accessibility to jobs via transit. Most of the areaês future population and job growth will occur near high capacity transit.
The report noted that the regionês growth will outpace future highway and transit capacity, so morning rush hour congestion is anticipated to grow on both systems.Download Bulletin PDF