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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Consultation Meeting
  Aug 12, 2015
TPB Technical Committee
  Sep 4, 2015
COG Board of Directors Meeting
  Sep 9, 2015
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Featured News
Board Approves Funding for Sixteen Transportation Projects that Promote Walkable, Bikeable, and Transit-Friendly Communities
At their July meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved funding for 16 projects to improve pedestrian and bike access and support transit-oriented development throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
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U.S. Department of Commerce, Aspen Institute Announce COG's Participation in 'Communities that Work Partnership’
COG has been selected to participate in the Communities that Work Partnership, a new joint project of the Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) of the Aspen Institute and the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Partnership is an effort to strengthen regional economies by equipping American workers with the skills needed for 21st century jobs and accelerating industry-led workforce development and training efforts.
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COG Hosts EV Readiness Workshop
In partnership with the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, COG co-hosted the Regional Electric Vehicle Readiness Workshop, bringing together experts from the private and public sectors and local leaders for a conversation about the purchase and integration of EV fleets.
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Crime Down Eight Percent in National Capital Region since 2010
Since 2010, the number of violent and property crimes has declined 8 percent in the National Capital Region, according to the 2014 Annual Report on Crime & Crime Control  released today by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). The report noted that this decrease has occurred while the regionís population has increased 9.2 percent over the same time period.
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D.C. Area Employers Recognized for Reducing Traffic Congestion and Carbon Footprint Through Innovative Commuter Programs
Award winners Opower Inc., WeddingWire, and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative were announced at Commuter Connections 18th Annual Employer Recognition Awards.
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Q&A: Frank J. Principi, Woodbridge District Supervisor, Prince William County
In this Region Forward Q&A, Woodbridge District Supervisor and Emergency Preparedness Council Chairman Frank J. Principi discusses how he got into public service and the ways area officials are working together to address key challenges, including emergency preparedness efforts. Click here to read the Q&A on the Region Forward blog.
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Heart of COG: Aubin Maynard
By day, you will find COG Environmental Planner Aubin Maynard wading in a local stream performing water quality analysis or a fish survey. In the evenings, he works alongside citizens living in and around the Anacostia watershed, arming them with the data and knowledge needed to clean up and better access their river.
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Stephen Walz Discusses Infrastructure on The Kojo Nnamdi Show
COG Director of Environmental Programs Stephen Walz joined WAMU's Martin Di Caro and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Robert Puentes on WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show for a discussion of local and national infrastructure needs.
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NBC 4 Features Charles County Foster Parents of the Year
In May, the COG Board recognized the 2015 Foster Parents of the Year for opening their hearts and homes to children in need.  The honorees from Charles County, Stephan and Gilda Clifford, joined COG's Kamilah Bunn on NBC 4 to discuss foster care in Metropolitan Washington and their motivation for becoming foster parents.
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2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the National Capital Region
Building a Climate Resilient National Capital Region
Gold Book: State and Local Government Initiatives to Clean the Air
Builders Guide to Reuse & Recycling
Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington
Place + Opportunity: Strategies for Creating Great Communities and a Stronger Region
National Capital Region Annual Report on Foster Care
Report on Crime and Crime Control
How Safe Are Our Roads? A Data Report on the Impact of Drunk and Drugged Driving


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