Todd Turner was elected as chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) in December.
Turner said he would "work with his colleagues to draw increased attention to funding the region’s transportation needs," according to a release from the TPB.
Turner's other priorities outlined in the release include:
- Projects in local jurisdictions.
- A regional transportation priorities plan.
- Developing a regional “Complete Streets” policy.
- Continuing work to secure federal grants like the $58.8 million the region won in 2010 to improve bus transit.
Turner was first elected to the Bowie City Council in 2005 and previously served on the TPB for two years as vice chair, according to a release. To read more about Turner, see the Bowie Patch ran during the November 2011 elections.
Serving alongside Turner in 2012 as vice chairs on the TPB are Loudoun County Chairman Scott York and District of Columbia Councilmember Tommy Wells, according to a release.
The regional planning board works on plans or programs that must receive federal government approval to receive federal funding, according to a release from TPB. For more information, see the website for the Department of Transportation Planning of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.