Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has sent a new proposed Transportation Policy Area Review (TPAR) strategy to the County Council that is a significant step forward in addressing the congestion experienced by County residents. TPAR is a starting point for discussions about the best way to identify future transportation inadequacies and solutions in the development process in each of the County’s 21 Policy Areas.
Among other points, the proposed TPAR policy:
- Is simple to understand and monitor.
- Classifies each Policy Area as urban, suburban or rural.
- Establishes separate adequacy standards for transit and roadways for each Policy Area in the County that reflect adequate balance between transportation and development for the upcoming decade.
- Recommends funding the proposed improvements through a public-private partnership, with different levels of participation, based on public policy considerations of where growth is most desirable.
The full TPAR proposal is available on the County’s website at: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/dot/dir/cefinaltparapril222010.pdf
POSTED AT: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | 6:00:00 AM