Ward 6 District Councilman Charles Allen was named the Second Vice Chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, an organization that fosters cooperation between the District and its suburbs on transportation issues.
In 2016, Allen will work with incoming Chairman Timothy Lovain of Alexandria and First Vice Chairman Bridget Newton of Rockville to vet planned transportation projects across the region.
The TPB puts together transportation plans that must be approved by the federal government before those plans can be funded with federal money, according to the organization’s website.
Allen, Lovain and Newton were named the TPB officers for 2016 at a board meeting earlier today.
Allen said on Twitter that he is excited for the opportunity to advocate for the transportation needs of District residents in the new position.
Looking forward to it! Hope to represent the District well on this regional work. https://t.co/lrLpwMRrNb
— Charles Allen (@CharlesAllenW6) December 16, 2015