Advises the Metropolitan Council in developing plans and programs to meet transportation needs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota (Counties including: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington). The TAB serves as the certified Metropolitan Planning Organization in compliance with federal laws and rules, qualifying the region for federal transportation planning, operating, and construction funds. Participant in region's 3C transportation planning process. Provides a forum for deliberation on transportation funding issues. Reviews comments on the Regional Blueprint, the Transportation Policy Plan, and other significant planning documents. Also provides comments on developing transportation documents from other organizations (MNDOT, MPCA, MAC) that are related to regional transportation policy. Solicits and evaluates applications for transportation funding.