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  May 27, 2015
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  Jun 1-2, 2015
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  Jun 1, 2015
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Transportation Planning Board Identifies Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements to Support Increased Ridership at Underutilized Rail Stations in the Region
A study by The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) identified 25 underutilized Metro, MARC, or VRE rail stations across the region and more than 3,000 potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements to support increased ridership at those stations.
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Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Expected to Peak on Thursday, Not Friday
In a recent analysis, researchers at the Transportation Planning Board examined historical travel speed information on the region's freeways and several major arterial highways in the days leading up to the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Traffic on Washington area highways is expected to reach its worst point on Thursday afternoon, running counter to a common perception that the Friday before the holiday weekend is the worst time to travel.
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Bike to Work Day Breaks Regional Record
Commuters swapped gas pedals for bike pedals in the metropolitan Washington region as 17,500 cycled to work for the annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) event, breaking event records. Co-organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), the event was celebrated at 79 pit-stops within the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
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Clean Air Partners Recognize Air Quality Accomplishments at Annual Awards Celebration
Clean Air Partners honored students, individuals, and organizations from across the region at their 7th Annual Celebration and Awards at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Just in time for ozone season, Clean Air Partners and local officials applauded award-winners for their unparalleled commitment to improving air quality in the greater metropolitan Washington-Baltimore region.
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Council of Governments Honors 2015 Foster Parents of the Year
Outstanding foster parents from 10 jurisdictions around metropolitan Washington were honored May 13 by the COG Board of Directors as the region’s 2015 Foster Parents of the Year. A reception for the foster parents followed a ceremony held before the Board’s May meeting.                      

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Decrease in Homelessness Recorded for National Capital Region in 2015
According to an annual report by COG, there are 11,623 homeless individuals living in the area – a 2.7 percent decrease (or 323 people) from 2014. The report, Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington, was presented to the COG Board of Directors by Michael Ferrell, Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director and COG Homeless Services Planning and Coordinating Committee Chairman. It contains the results of the 15th annual count of the region’s homeless population—a one day “snapshot” of people living within nine area jurisdictions.
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Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony Honors Fallen Correctional Officers

The COG Corrections Chiefs Committee's 24th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony also included a special tribute to Carolyn Cross, who was Deputy Director of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.

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Heart of COG: Karl Berger
For nearly 20 years, Principal Environmental Planner Karl Berger has worked with DC Water and WSSC staff  to support the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant—the largest plant of its kind—to safely manage the residuals from wastewater treatment.
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National Capital Region to Celebrate Drinking Water Week
Water utilities are typically out of sight and out of mind, at least until customers experience a service disruption. But that changes during National Drinking Water Week (May 3 – 9, 2015), an occasion for utilities to be seen and to celebrate the importance and quality of drinking water services in the metro region.
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COG Annual Report/Regional Directory Available for Download
People Partnership Progress, the combined 2015 Regional Directory and 2014 COG Annual Report, is available for download on the COG web site. The publication lists the contact information for area government officials and highlights major regional initiatives in 2014. Click here to download.
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