Transportation should be safe, reliable, affordable, clean, and convenient.
Commute times are a major source of stress and productivity loss in Greater Washington. In 2018, Washingtonian reported that the DMV is the world’s 15th most congested metropolis, with commuters spending 61 hours a year stuck in traffic. Investing in our transportation infrastructure, especially transit, will improve residents’ lives, boost worker productivity, and protect our planet.
The Board of Trade works with key stakeholders and elected and appointed officials to ensure that the DMV is continuously investing in transportation and that these investments are coordinated and integrated across the region.
- In November, the Board of Trade and the Greater Washington Partnership hosted the 2020 Capital Region Transportation Forum, featuring the Mayor of DC and Governors of Maryland and Virginia. Watch the recording and read the summary >>
- March 10, 2021: Jack McDougle, President & CEO of the Board of Trade, discourages the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) from pursuing service cuts in a letter to the WMATA Board. Read the letter >>
- February 19, 2021: Jack McDougle, President & CEO of the Board of Trade, was quoted in a joint press release issued by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announcing a bill to renew federal funding for Metro for 10 years. Read the press release >>
- January 20, 2021: The Board of Trade joined the NOVA Transportation Coalition (organized by the NOVA Transportation Alliance) in urging local, regional, state, and federal policymakers to invest in our multimodal transportation infrastructure to improve our economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental sustainability, and equitable access to opportunity. Read the Coalition Statement >>
- December 10, 2020: The Board of Trade joined the Greater Washington Partnership and more than 70 other regional organizations to press Congress to provide at least $32 billion in emergency funding for public transportation. Read the letter >>
CONVENING & COLLABORATION
- Jack McDougle, President & CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, sits on the Executive Steering Committee of the Washington Area Bus Transformation Project.