Coming up today in the D.C. region:

Virginia transportation: A senate committee is set to take up Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s bill, which would increase state sales tax to raise money for road, transit and rail projects.

School safety: A Virginia school safety task force is expected to issue a set of recommendations.

Forty under 40: Forty Prince George’s County residents will be honored tonight for their contributions to the community.

Weather: Very strong winds will usher in a big change from the spring-like temperatures of the last two days, with thermometers dropping into the 30s tonight.