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

Dec 30, 2014
COG Infrastructure Series

In 2014 the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments identified regional infrastructure as its focus and held a series on COG’s main areas of expertise such as transportation water energy and public safety communications. Officials planned the series to identify policy advocacy and outreach actions around key infrastructure needs.

Click here for the report 2015 State of the Region: Infrastructure Report which was presented to the COG Board of Directors at its meeting on January 14.

For additional information COG covered several of the series’ topics on its Region Forward blog:

Officials Launch Series with Discussion on Water Infrastructure (Drinking Water)

Energy Talk Focuses on Future of Newer Infrastructure Greater Reliability and Efficiency

Water Infrastructure Investments Key to Region’s Water Quality Goals Health and Prosperity (Stormwater Wastewater)

Officials Highlight Metropolitan Washington’s Highway and Bridge Maintenance Needs

9-1-1 Communications Infrastructure Essential to Safety of Region

Officials Highlight Airport Infrastructure Plans for Future Expansion

News highlights from the COG Infrastructure Series:

WAMU: D.C. Area Leaders Glean Lessons From Elk River Chemical Spill

News Channel 8: Experts warn chemical spills aging infrastructure could cut off D.C. water

Washington Business Journal: Influx of power: Local utilities to spend $5 billion on power infrastructure

Th​e Washington Post: Commentary: Working together on energy needs (COG Environmental Programs Director Stephen Walz)

WTOP: Memorial Bridge 175 others bridges ‘deficient’ with fixes in limbo

WTOP: Area airports’ out-of-sync growth could increase fees

News Channel 8: D.C.-area airports compete for passengers



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