About the Update
The Comprehensive Plan’s Transportation Element is built upon the principles of reducing single-occupant vehicle (SOV) use, increasing transit use, and promoting sustainability in transportation and development. As such, federal policies support the advancement of an interconnected transportation system; integration of a range of equitable mobility options; connections between transportation and land use; and promotion of efficient and sustainable travel to federal destinations. NCPC uses these policies to guide agency actions, including review of projects and plans that affect federal buildings, installations, parks, and campuses. The Comprehensive Plan’s elements are updated on a rolling basis, with the Federal Transportation Element last updated in 2016. The update includes revisions to the Submission Guidelines that reflect changes made to the policies in the draft element. The Submission Guidelines include a description of the process by which applicants may request a deviation from parking policies for individual projects.
On September 5, 2019, the Commission released the draft update of the Federal Transportation Element for a 60-day public comment period that will close on November 12, 2019.
Click above to view the draft element.
Draft Submission Guidelines
60-day public comment period closes on November 12, 2019
You're invited to attend an open house to learn more about the update and provide written comments.
The Transportation Element provides policy guidance to support a regional multimodal transportation system that promotes responsible land use and development and contributes to a high quality of life for residents, workers, and visitors, while improving regional mobility, transportation access, and environmental quality.
The following guiding principles serve as the element’s organizational framework:
Advance an interconnected transportation system that meets regional planning goals and objectivesHow can the federal government coordinate with regional and local agencies and other stakeholders on a range of transportation planning activities to meet mutual goals?
Integrate a range of equitable mobility options to improve transportation access throughout the regionHow can the federal government reduce reliance on automobiles and support equitable access to multimodal transportation solutions?
Connect transportation and land use to encourage responsible development patternsHow can the federal government encourage compact, transit-oriented development throughout the region that encourages multimodal travel to and within federal properties?
Promote efficient and sustainable travel to federal destinationsHow can the federal government reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicles for travel to federal destinations and manage transportation demand?