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November 25, 2015
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  Dec 4, 2015
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  Dec 4, 2015
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  Dec 8, 2015
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TPB Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration
Area officials gathered on November 18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Transportation Planning Board (TPB). The TPB was created in 1965 by the region's local and state governments to respond to federal highway legislation requiring the establishment of a "continuing, comprehensive and coordinated" transportation planning process in every urbanized area in the country.
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FTA Acting Administrator Briefs Area Officials on Safety Oversight of Metro
In addition to pointing out FTA’s oversight activities, McMillan also noted COG’s role in supporting Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, to expedite the creation of a new State Safety Oversight Agency consistent with federal requirements.
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Q&A with City of Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams
City of Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams will leave office when his term ends in November.  We sat down with Williams to discuss his career in public service—which includes 14 years as a ward councilmember (10 as mayor pro-tempore) and eight years as mayor—and the lessons that he has learned as the longest-serving current member of the COG Board of Directors.
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Heart of COG: Jennifer Schitter
Improving the region’s readiness and response to communicable diseases as well as addressing other public health concerns requires close coordination among area health officials. COG Principal Health Planner Jennifer Schitter helps ensure that this coordination happens, harnessing big data to paint a more accurate picture of the health of a community.
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Region's Fire Chiefs Hold Press Conference on Fall Fire Safety
With the changing of the seasons, the region’s residents stoke their fireplaces, dust off their space heaters, and break out extension cords and candles for use in Halloween displays. On October 29, the COG Fire Chiefs Committee, comprised of fire officials from across metropolitan Washington, held a press conference where they provided safety tips for avoiding fire disasters this fall and year-round.
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Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields Wins COG Leadership Award
COG honored Wyatt Shields with its 2015 Institute for Regional Excellence Visionary Leadership Award on October 23. Shields, who serves as City Manager of the City of Falls Church, was praised for his accomplishments in the city as well as his commitment to regional partnership during the graduation ceremony of new Certified Public Managers of the institute.
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Officials Vote to Approve Updates to Region's Long-Range Transportation Plan, Including Changes to I-66
At its October meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved the 2015 Amendment to the Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), which includes all regionally significant transportation projects and programs that are planned in metropolitan Washington through 2040. These transportation projects or programs must be included in the TPB’s CLRP in order for them to receive federal funding.
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Metrorail Communications Study Calls for New Equipment, Coordination
A new study of underground communications networks used by Metrorail recommends a long, system-wide to-do list, but also notes that important safety upgrades recommended in the study are underway.
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