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Regional Infrastructure

COG’s officials believe that long-term commitment to capital investment and maintenance of infrastructure is vital to achieving the Region Forward Vision for a more prosperous, accessible, livable, and sustainable future. In 2014, the COG Board held a series on regional infrastructure focused on its main areas of expertise, such as transportation, water, energy, and public safety communications.

Following the series, COG's 2015 State of the Region: Infrastructure Report conservatively estimated a $58 billion funding gap between the region’s resources and what is needed to develop infrastructure assets to insure they will serve the region through much of this century.The report found that transportation systems will be the most expensive to improve. The study estimated upgrading area roads and bridges, transit systems, and airports will cost about $24.5 billion over the next 10 to 15 years.  Upgrading old water and sewer mains and new state-of-the art stormwater management systems are likely to carry a $20 billion price tag.  Private utilities expect to spend $5 billion over five years to modernize the grids and pipelines that deliver energy to our homes and communities.  And the cost of maintaining public buildings is expected to cost another $9.5 billion. In addition to identifying funding gaps, the report also outlined policy, advocacy, and outreach actions.

News & Multimedia

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    COG Infrastructure Report Featured in Governing

    April 8, 2015

    In a column on "Why a Regional View of Infrastructure Is Crucial" written for Governing, Bob Graves featured COG's State of the Region: Infrastructure Report.

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    Infrastructure Report Garners Additional Media Coverage

    January 26, 2015

    The 2015 State of the Region: Infrastructure Report was featured in a Capital Business commentary by COG Executive Director Chuck Bean. In addition, a panel of...

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    COG Report Details Regional Infrastructure Needs

    January 15, 2015

    2015 State of the Region: Infrastructure Report covers transportation, water, energy, public buildings, and public safety communications systems. Throughout...

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    State of the Region: Infrastructure Report

    January 14, 2015

    Report provides an in-depth look at the infrastructure systems at the heart of the National Capital Region, and their funding needs. It is the culmination of...

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    2014 COG Series Provides In-Depth Look at Region's Infrastructure

    December 30, 2014

    In 2014 the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments identified regional infrastructure as its focus and held a series on...

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    Leaders of Region’s Major Airports Discuss Trends, Challenges

    October 8, 2014

    As part of the COG Board infrastructure focus in 2014, Jack Potter, CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) which oversees Dulles and...

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