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National Drug Take Back Day Promotes Safe Communities and Water Supplies
Regional officials are encouraging area residents to dispose of unused or expired medication on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, September 27. The nationwide event, coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is being promoted locally by COG, its public safety and water utility partners, and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.
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DC, Maryland and Virginia Election Officials Launch Voter Registration Week
In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, area election officials working with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are kicking off a week-long effort today to inform voters about how to register to vote and confirm the accuracy of their voter registration.
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Leaders Talk Transportation Trends, Plan on News Channel 8
College Park Councilmember Patrick Wojahn, who also serves as Transportation Planning Board Chair, and COG Transportation Planning Director Kanti Srikanth were guests on News Channel 8’s NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt. Watch the video.
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Transportation to 2040: Area Officials Review Long-Range Plan’s Future Impact, Funding, and New Project Proposals
At the September 2014 Transportation Planning Board meeting, new analyses and project information were provided to aid area officials, stakeholders, and residents interested in reviewing and commenting on this year's draft long-range plan update. Public comment on the plan is open until October 11.
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Q&A: David Snyder, Falls Church Vice Mayor
In this Region Forward Q&A, Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder, who also serves as Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee at COG, discusses how he got into public service as well as regional progress in coordinating transportation, public safety, and the environment Click here to view the Q&A on the Region Forward blog. 
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COG Board Votes to Support 9-1-1 Communications Infrastructure Planning
The Council of Governments Board of Directors today endorsed a study to dramatically expand the functionality of the region’s 9-1-1 emergency call centers to allow them to receive emergency text messages and eventually to handle video and location information.
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Capital Area Car Free College Campus Challenge: DC Area Universities Unite to Support Greener Environment
Five area universities – The George Mason University, University of Maryland, American University, George Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia – are part of a healthy inter-campus competition to encourage students, faculty, and staff to leave their cars at home and walk, bike, carpool, or use public transit to and from campus on the region’s Car Free Day event Monday, September 22.
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Car Free Day – Free Registration is Now Open! Commuters, Residents, and Students ready to take the Pledge to go Car Free or Car-Lite on September 22
Celebrate with millions worldwide by going Car Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, September 22nd -- The Commuter Connections Car Free Day website www.carfreemetrodc.org is now live!
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EPA Proposes Designating Region In Compliance with Limits on Fine-Particle Air Pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed designating the metropolitan Washington region as in compliance with the federal standard for controlling fine-particle air pollution. The designation would become official after a 30-day public comment period.
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COG Dedicates Ronald F. Kirby Training Center
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments dedicated one of its most important meetingspaces to the life and work of Ron Kirby, who served as Director of Transportation Planning from 1987 until 2013.
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