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Transportation Planning Board Analysis Shows More People Bike, Use Public Transit, Telecommute in D.C. Region
A greater percentage of people are biking and using public transit to get to work, and a smaller percentage of commuters are driving, both alone and in carpools, according to a new analysis by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
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As Weather Warms, Officials Call on Drivers, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists to be Alert and Obey Safety Laws
Spring is in full swing, and area residents are enjoying warmer weather, which means more people walking and biking. Transportation officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia gathered in Silver Spring to urge drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists to exercise caution, watch out for each other, and follow traffic safety laws.
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Regional Commitment to Water Quality and Safety
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has brought national attention to the problem of lead in drinking water. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) has compiled resources to provide area officials and residents with additional information on the topic of water quality and safety, including the issue of lead in water.
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Q&A: Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice serves as Chairman of COG's Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee. We sat down with Chairman Rice to discuss his career in public service, and to hear how his committee is working to protect one of the region's most important resources.
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Harnessing Our Purchasing Power: Gasoline Fuel
Several local governments, public school systems, transportation authorities, and water utilities, participated in a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) cooperative contract for the purchase of gasoline fuel to save local jurisdictions money.
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Metropolitan Washington Chosen for USDA Initiative Meant to Boost Farm Sales, Grow Local Food Sector
COG has been selected to administer a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiative, FoodLINC, meant to bolster the supply chain to connect local farmers with the growing demand for local and regional food.
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Leaders Focus on Restoring Metro’s World-Class Reputation at Regional Summit
At a summit on the future of Metrorail, about 100 government, business, and civic leaders discussed how they can work together to help the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) restore the transit system’s “world-class” reputation.
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Officials Encourage Area Residents to Stay Vigilant and Report Suspicious Activity
Following the terrorist attacks in Belgium, officials have noted there are no credible threats to the region, but they are encouraging area residents to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
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UOSA Hosts 249th Prime Power Battalion and COG for Backup Power Exercise
The Upper Occoquan Service Authority’s (UOSA’s) Flat Branch Pump Station in Prince William County is an essential part of the National Capital Region’s (NCR’s) water and wastewater infrastructure. Recently, COG partnered with UOSA and the U.S. Army’s 249th Prime Power Battalion to practice using the Army Corps’ mobile electrical generators to power the Flat Branch station.
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Registration Now Open for D.C. Region’s 16th Annual Bike to Work Day
Registration for metropolitan Washington’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day has opened. Last year’s record-breaking event drew more than 17,500 bicycle commuters, and thousands are expected to participate in Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, May 20.
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TPB Votes to Include Regional Transportation Projects in Air Quality Analysis
Members of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) voted today to include transportation projects – such as proposals to expand and convert I-395 HOV lanes inside the Capital Beltway to Express Lanes and to expand the District of Columbia’s dedicated bicycle lane network – in an air quality analysis for the 2016 amendment of the region’s Constrained Long-Range Plan (CLRP).
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COG, Area Governments Project More Than 1.5 Million Additional People, 1.1 Million Additional Jobs in D.C. Region by 2045
The region will add more than 1.5 million people and 1.1 million jobs over the next 30 years, according to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by COG and area governments. The figures show the region’s population will increase from 5.4 million to 6.9 million and jobs will increase from 3.1 million to 4.3 million between now and 2045.
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MWAQC Opens Revised Air Quality Maintenance Plan for Public Comment
The Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee (MWAQC) opened the revised Washington DC-MD-VA 1997 PM2.5 Maintenance Plan for public comment through the Maryland Department of Environment, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment.
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