2021 Travel Monitoring Report presented to Planning Board at July 15 meeting
July 15, 2021
Report tracks how Montgomery County is meeting its transportation goals as defined by Thrive Montgomery 2050 and the Growth and Infrastructure Policy
WHEATON, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, presented the 2021 Travel Monitoring Report to the Montgomery County Planning Board on July 15. The report, to be compiled every two years, strives to explore and leverage new alternative transportation datasets and analytical tools that help provide a clearer vision of how the county is meeting its transportation goals, objectives, and metrics defined in the General Plan (Thrive Montgomery 2050) and Functional Plans as well as the Growth and Infrastructure Policy. The report was formerly knowing as the Mobility Assessment Report and is produced by the Countywide Planning and Policy Division’s Travel Forecasting and Travel Monitoring Group (TFTMG).
This year’s report featured a special focus on recent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic inefficiencies caused by single occupancy vehicle (SOV) travel. Planners also presented a white paper on disruptive and emerging technologies in the transportation industry. Read the white paper and view the blog post on the subject.
About the Travel Forecasting and Travel Monitoring Group (TFTMG)
The TFTMG, a section of the Countywide Planning and Policy Division, is tasked with providing technical support for planning efforts at all scales including countywide functional plans, area master plans, and development review. The TFTMG performs travel demand forecasting as well as assembles and reports on the many transportation system performance-related datasets maintained by Montgomery Planning.