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  Apr 3, 2015
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  Apr 6-7, 2015
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  Apr 8, 2015
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Area Officials Promote Spring 2015 Street Smart Campaign on NBC4
On March 29, Walter Tejada, [pictured left] Vice Chairman of the Arlington County Board and COG Board Member, Captain Tom Didone of the Montgomery County Police Department, and George Branyan, Pedestrian Program Coordinator of the District Department of Transportation talked about pedestrian and bicyclist safety on NBC4's Viewpoint show.
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Tim Lovain, Chuck Bean Discuss Regional Growth on News Channel 8
The region will add more than one million people and jobs over the next 25 years according to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by COG and area governments. The forecasts are used to inform planners and decision-makers as they prepare for the region's continued growth. Alexandria Councilmember Tim Lovain, who serves as Vice Chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, and COG Executive Director Chuck Bean discussed the forecasts and regional growth as guests on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt on News Channel 8.
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Officials Urge Motorists, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists to Stay Aware, Stay Safe
Area officials gathered in College Park, Maryland to launch the spring regional Street Smart  public awareness and enforcement campaign.
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COG, Area Governments Project More Than One Million Additional People, Jobs in D.C. Region by 2040
The region will add more than one million people and jobs over the next 25 years according to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and area governments. The forecasts are used to inform planners and decision-makers as they prepare for the region's continued growth.
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Chesapeake Bay Program Opens Public Comment Period on Draft Management Strategies
The Chesapeake Bay Program has announced the public release and the opening of the public comment period for its draft management strategies under the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Bay Program partners are welcoming comments on the draft strategies between March 16 and April 30, 2015. COG staff will be working with the Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy and Water Resource Technical Committees to develop formal comments.
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Regional Group Launches Work to Identify Promising Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies
A regional group, the Multi-Sector Working Group, convened by COG to identify promising strategies for significantly reducing the regionís greenhouse gas emissions recently launched its work with a formal kick-off meeting on January 30. Over the next several months, the group will hold more detailed discussions and analyze potential emissions-reduction strategies. Read more about the group on COG's Region Forward blog.

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COG Board Launches 2015 Focus on Economic Competitiveness
COG Board Chairman and City of Alexandria Mayor William Euille announced during the Board's March meeting that regional economic competitiveness will be the primary focus of the Board of Directors in 2015. Dr. Terry Clower of George Mason University provided a presentation on the state of the region's economy, and Fairfax County's Sharon Bulova and John Foust shared the County's new economic strategic plan. Read more about the meeting on COG's Region Forward blog.
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Senator George Barker Introduces Virginia Purchasing Bill
New legislation in Virginia, introduced by State Senator George Barker, will enable localities to purchase from a COG contract and to participate in cooperative procurement with COG. While COG has routinely handled major procurements in conjunction with state and federal grants on behalf of Virginia localities, Virginia law precluded COG from contracting on behalf of Virginia localities for goods and services.
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Heart of COG: Maia Davis
Last fall, Maia Davis had just a week and a half to pull together an application for a White House climate and energy competition. Fortunately, she had a lot of strong examples ready to highlight thanks to COGís work promoting local and regional activities.
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