Join us in advancing transportation solutions to strengthen the Capital Region.

The Capital Region’s unparalleled strengths have translated into the creation of what is now an increasingly interconnected super-region that is a major player in the global economy. But with this growth come real challenges. Mobility is critical to an efficient, productive and prosperous regional economy– it expands our options for employment and housing; it enables the connection of people, ideas and innovation; and it shapes our quality of life.

Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility

In preparing the Blueprint for Regional Mobility, we sought the expertise of numerous dedicated public officials and other transportation stakeholders, including elected officials, representatives of state and city departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, transit authorities, businesses, labor organizations, chambers of commerce, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

Advancing Our Region: Preface to a Blueprint for Regional Mobility

Preface report provides high-level insights into the region’s transportation system and a baseline assessment of how we perform against the four mobility priorities.

Tackling the Capital Region’s Roadway Congestion: Performance-Driven Tolling

This brief advances six clear and demonstrable principles to reduce congestion, increase speeds, improve reliability and enhance travel options for all consumers.

Unlocking The Promise Of Integrated Mobility In The Capital Region

This brief identifies clear steps for the region to establish a seamless, one-stop-shop mobility platform for planning and paying for any trip across the Capital Region.

Rethinking The Bus: Five Essential Steps For Improving Mobility In The Capital Region

This brief recommends proven actions and tools from around the world to improve bus systems and provides targeted next steps for Baltimore, Washington and Richmond.

Richmond's Transportation Revolution

Transit improvements have been successful in attracting riders and in providing greater access for the residents. Ridership across the GRTC system increased 17 percent from July 2018–April 2019, compared to the same period the year before—while transit ridership nationally declined by nearly two percent.

Working closely with our region’s many stakeholders, the Greater Washington Partnership aims to elevate and help accelerate bold solutions, as well pragmatic answers, that will change our mobility trajectory on four priorities:

Future of Mobility: Bold Ideas for the Capital Region

On March 15, the Partnership hosted its first public event, Future of Mobility: Bold Ideas for the Capital Region. Former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gave the opening remarks where he stated the importance of Metro to the region’s economy and pressed Maryland, Virginia and Washington to fully fund the transit system. He also addressed Amazon’s HQ2 selection and the need for a national commitment to infrastructure.

Following Secretary LaHood, Marcia Hale of Building America’s Future moderated a panel discussion that included Scott Kubly, formerly of the Seattle Department of Transportation; Beth Osborne, Transportation for America; and Sam Minnitte, WSP. The panelists discussed a range of mobility solutions from congestion to autonomous vehicles and governance challenges.

Four Priorities for Our Region’s Transportation on System

Connect the Super-Region

Through faster, more reliable and robust transportation options, we will create a more closely connected super-region – starting by connecting the major downtown activity centers of Baltimore, Washington and Richmond – that maximizes the economic benefits of expanded access to talent, housing, and intellectual and social amenities.

Improve the Consumer Experience

Through an expanded, modernized, and coordinated network of transportation options cutting across our region’s jurisdictional boundaries, travel to and from daily destinations will be seamless and reliable, resulting in greater productivity and higher quality of life.

Ensure Equitable Access

Through affordable and diverse transportation options, every resident of the Capital Region – regardless of his or her community – will have access to the employment, education and healthcare opportunities that enable economic mobility and opportunity.

Integrate Innovation

By encouraging and enabling the consistent, seamless and rapid adoption of mobility innovations across the region and its jurisdictional boundaries, we will enable and accelerate a highly connected super-region, an improved consumer experience, and more equitable access for all.