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  Nov 7, 2014
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  Nov 12, 2014
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Officials Approve Update to Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan
At its October meeting, members of the Transportation Planning Board voted to approve the 2014 Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), which includes all regionally significant transportation projects and programs that are planned in metropolitan Washington between 2015 and 2040.
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In Memoriam: Walter A. Scheiber
Walter A. Scheiber, the first executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the leader responsible for developing the programs and significant regional influence that mark the organization today, passed away on Wednesday, October 8.
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COG Holds Briefing on Ebola, Links to More Information
At the October COG Board of Directors meeting, area health officials briefed board members on how the National Capital Region has planned for and would respond to an Ebola case. COG also provided officials with an FAQ flyer and is sharing links for further information from federal, state and local authorities.  
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Leaders of Region’s Major Airports Discuss Trends, Challenges
As part of the COG Board infrastructure focus in 2014, Jack Potter, CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) which oversees Dulles and Reagan National airports, and Paul Wiedefeld, CEO of BWI-Marshall Airport, briefed officials on air travel trends and how the region can prepare for future air travel expansion.
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COG Honors Local Governments with Climate and Energy Leadership Awards
Washington, DC – The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments presented the First Annual Climate and Energy Leadership Awards to the City of Falls Church, the City of Rockville, Prince William County, and Loudoun County Public Schools for their outstanding efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency.
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Leaders Celebrate Safe Drinking Water Act at 'Toast to Tap'
Area water leaders celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Water Drinking Act in Downtown Washington, D.C. last week at the Toast to Tap event sponsored by the COG Community Engagement Campaign.
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Officials Promote National Cyber Security Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and COG and its member governments are calling attention to the topic, which is essential to the region’s emergency preparedness, prosperity, and everyday life.
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Cleaner Air: D.C. Region Records Second Straight Summer with No Code Red Days
At a joint meeting of the Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee and the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, officials discussed making further progress on air pollution and greenhouse gases. COG also released The Gold Book, a report on local and state initiatives that have helped clean the air.
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COG, Board of Trade, Red Cross Bring Together Leaders for Briefing on Emergency Preparedness
The briefing covered a variety of topics critical to businesses and governments, including an assessment of threats to the region, continuity of operations (COOP) planning, and personal preparedness.
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National Drug Take Back Day Promotes Safe Communities and Water Supplies
Regional officials are encouraging area residents to dispose of unused or expired medication on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, September 27. The nationwide event, coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is being promoted locally by COG, its public safety and water utility partners, and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.
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DC, Maryland and Virginia Election Officials Launch Voter Registration Week
In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, area election officials working with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are kicking off a week-long effort today to inform voters about how to register to vote and confirm the accuracy of their voter registration.
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Leaders Talk Transportation Trends, Plan on News Channel 8
College Park Councilmember Patrick Wojahn, who also serves as Transportation Planning Board Chair, and COG Transportation Planning Director Kanti Srikanth were guests on News Channel 8’s NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt. Watch the video.
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Transportation to 2040: Area Officials Review Long-Range Plan’s Future Impact, Funding, and New Project Proposals
At the September 2014 Transportation Planning Board meeting, new analyses and project information were provided to aid area officials, stakeholders, and residents interested in reviewing and commenting on this year's draft long-range plan update. Public comment on the plan is open until October 11.
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Q&A: David Snyder, Falls Church Vice Mayor
In this Region Forward Q&A, Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder, who also serves as Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee at COG, discusses how he got into public service as well as regional progress in coordinating transportation, public safety, and the environment Click here to view the Q&A on the Region Forward blog. 
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