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  Jun 2, 2016
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  Jun 3, 2016
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  Jun 8, 2016
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Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Expected to Peak on Thursday Afternoon
Traffic analysts at the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) recently examined historical traffic information on area freeways in the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend. According to the analysis, traffic is consistently worse on Thursday than on Friday, running counter to a common perception that the Friday before the holiday weekend is the worst time to travel.
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Transportation Planning Board Chairman to Testify before House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Transportation Planning Board Chairman Timothy Lovain, City of Alexandria Council Member, will testify Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on improving the safety and reliability of Metro.
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Bike to Work Day Participants Gather at More Than 80 Pit Stops in the Region, Take to the Streets for Cleaner, Greener Commutes
Commuters in the metropolitan Washington region traded in four wheels for two on May 20 as more than 17,500 cycled to work for the region’s annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) event.
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Transportation Planning Board Approves Projects That Promote Walkable, Bikeable, and Transit Friendly Communities in DC Region
At its monthly meeting, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved funding for eight technical assistance projects totaling $420,000, through the Transportation Land-Use Connections Program (TLC) –  a TPB program that helps local jurisdictions integrate land-use and transportation planning at the community level.
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Top 10 Jobs in DC Region: Computer Occupations in Greatest Demand, COG Reports
Based on a new analysis of millions of online job postings, the new Trends in Workforce Demand Report by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) reveals the top occupations in greatest demand, the fastest growing industry sectors, and the skills and education needed for the top jobs. 
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Increase in Homelessness Recorded for Metropolitan Washington in 2016
According to an annual report by COG, there are 12,215 homeless individuals living in the area – a 5 percent increase (or 592 people) from the 2015 count. The report, Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington, contains the results of the 16th annual count of the region’s homeless population—a one day “snapshot” of people living within nine area jurisdictions.
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COG Honors 2016 Foster Parents of the Year
Foster parents from 10 jurisdictions across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia were honored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors as the region’s 2016 Foster Parents of the Year.
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Metro D.C.'s Bike to Work Day Expands Its Reach
Bike to Work Day 2016 organizers, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), have partnered with area organizations to increase participation in the annual event by women and minorities, two groups that have been previously underrepresented. The 2016 event will be held on Friday, May 20 in metropolitan Washington.
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Following Metrorail Repair Plan Announcement, COG Encourages Residents to Visit Commuter Connections for Commuter Info
Following the Metrorail repair plan (SafeTrack) announcement by General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, COG encourages area commuters to visit Commuter Connections at www.commuterconnections.org for information on transitioning to other travel options while portions of the Metrorail system begin to undergo intensive work.
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COG Chairman Roger Berliner Expresses Strong Support for Metro Repair Plan
In the wake of WMATA General Manager’s release of his draft plan to address Metro safety and reliability issues, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Chairman Roger Berliner offered his strong support for the GM’s plan.
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Heart of COG: Nicole McCall
Transportation Planner Nicole McCall has led COG’s effort to analyze job posting data to determine what occupations are in greatest demand in the region, and the skills and education needed by workers to fill those jobs. This new data source will be used to help better prepare workers and develop more robust workforce development programs in the region.
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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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