BUILDING THE REGION’S FIRST
EMPLOYER-LED BLUEPRINT FOR
REGIONAL MOBILITY

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.

Benchmarking Report

Advancing Our Region: Preface to a Blueprint for Regional Mobility, provides high-level insights into the region’s transportation system and a baseline assessment of how we perform against the four priorities.
We are seeking your ideas to strengthen
our region’s transportation system

Transportation mobility is critical to an efficient, productive and attractive 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.

Our aging infrastructure and disconnected
transportation system are not keeping pace
with our region’s needs.

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.
We are seeking your ideas to strengthen
our region’s transportation system