Coming up today in the D.C. region:
Smoking ban: The Montgomery County Council will vote on a bill that would extend the smoking ban on county property.
Va. transportation bill: A Virginia Senate committee is slated to take up Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s transportation plan today.
Mardi Gras: Clarendon’s annual Mardi Gras Parade, featuring bands, floats and other festivities, begins at 8 p.m.