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Metro is fundamental to the region’s long-term success, and COG is working with area leaders to ensure the system’s safety and reliability. COG’s recent work has involved action on various fronts. A technical panel of city and county managers and financial experts analyzed Metro’s needs as well as options for how the region’s localities can help meet those needs. The analysis is helping inform a strategy group of elected officials tasked with developing recommendations to help steer Metro toward a solid financial foundation.

COG has also supported the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia in creating an independent Metrorail Safety Commission that will assume safety oversight of the system from the Federal Transit Administration.

In addition, the COG Fire Chiefs Committee has worked with Metro to conduct regular exercises, make improvements to underground communications, and ensure a fire and rescue liaison is in the system’s operations center. COG has coordinated with public and private partners to share information and help reduce traffic impacts during Metro’s SafeTrack initiative. And COG has partnered with the Greater Washington Board of Trade in organizing major Metro forums for area leaders.

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    Heart of COG: Alieu Turay

    September 5, 2017

    As a Contracts and Purchasing Specialist at COG, Alieu Turay helps recruit and select the most qualified firms to make sure that COG and its members receive the...

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    RECAP: At its June meeting, the TPB endorsed COG's Metro principles

    June 27, 2017

    At its June meeting, the Transportation Planning Board endorsed COG’s Statement of Principles on Metro expressing support for the system and for Metro General...

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    COG Board adopts principles to guide work to help restore the Metro system

    June 14, 2017

    The principles will guide the work of a COG Metro Strategy Group of elected officials, who are focused on securing funding to meet the system’s capital needs.

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    LaHood, business leaders discuss Metro at COG Board meeting

    May 16, 2017

    Members of the COG Board of Directors talked about efforts to help restore Metro to a world-class transit system with former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray...

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    Jurisdictions give approval to Metrorail Safety Commission

    April 3, 2017

    In addition to their legislative efforts, the three jurisdictions are currently working together to stand up the commission by selecting commissioners, hiring...

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    COG Board elects 2017 officers - Kenyan McDuffie to serve as Chairman

    January 11, 2017

    McDuffie, who has served on the board since 2013, told his colleagues that securing sustainable, dedicated funding to help restore Metro to a world-class system...

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