Many planning issues are inherently regional in nature. NCPC takes part in regional planning activities, and regional authorities contribute regularly to NCPC initiatives.
COG is an independent, nonprofit association of 21 Washington-area local governments, members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. It develops regional responses to policy issues, including the environment, affordable housing, economic development, health, human services, population growth, public safety, and transportation.
TPB is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region. It is the regional forum for transportation planning. TPB prepares plans and programs that require federal approval to obtain transportation funds for the region.
TPB is an independent body, but its staff is provided by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
WMATA provides Metrobus & Metrorail service in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. WMATA is a partner in operating the Circulator bus, a public/private initiative first envisioned in NCPC’s Extending the Legacy plan.
Water and Sewer Authority (WASA)
WASA is a multi-jurisdiction regional utility that provides water and wastewater management for DC and several counties in Maryland and Virginia. NCPC has worked closely with WASA to develop the Flooding Report.