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Regional Latino Health Disparities Conference
  Oct 7, 2015
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  Oct 14, 2015
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Clean Air Milestone: Data Indicates D.C. Region Now Meets Clean Air Act Standard
Region also records third straight summer of no Code Red days of unhealthy air.
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While Dry Conditions Persist, Regional Water Supplies Remain at Normal Levels
Officials continue to monitor the Potomac River’s water supply and drought conditions on a daily basis.
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Transportation to 2040: Officials Review Updates to Region’s Long-Range Plan, Consider Future Impact
Transportation Planning Board analysis forecasts changes in driving, transit use, and other travel modes as well as housing patterns and access to jobs.
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TPB Releases Draft Amendment to Long-Range Transportation Plan for Public Comment
The Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has released the draft 2015 Amendment to the Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and its accompanying Air Quality Conformity Analysis for a 30-day public comment period, which will close October 10. The CLRP covers a 25-year span and includes capital improvements, maintenance and preservation projects, as well as operational programs for the region’s roadway network and transit systems.
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Emergency Preparedness Council Urges Action During National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month, and National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council, chaired by Frank Principi of Prince William County, urges the region’s residents to prepare themselves, their families, and their businesses for potential emergency situations.
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Heart of COG: Wenjing Pu
Wenjing Pu was among the first to use “big data” for transportation research purposes, and he brought this expertise with him when he joined COG as a transportation planner in 2009. Today, as a transportation engineer, he develops the Congestion Management Process Technical Report and the quarterly National Capital Region Congestion Report. An important part of his role is “telling the story” of these findings – he recently joined planner Ben Hampton for an interview with The Washington Post on seasonal travel patterns.
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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 region’s 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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