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Environment, Transportation

Final 2014 CLRP Public Comment Underway

September 19, 2014 | Tags: air quality, CLRP, financial analysis, performance analysis, priorities plan, public comment period, TPB

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The Yardstick

Environment, Public Safety, Transportation

Q&A: David Snyder, Vice Mayor, City of Falls Church

David Snyder was first sworn in as a member of the City of Falls Church Council in July 1994 and has served as Mayor and Vice Mayor of the City. Snyder, who is currently serving as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee at COG, has been an active leader on several other […]

Coalition Work, Housing, Land Use, Transportation

Time-lapse Through Activity Centers

To best accommodate future growth, take advantage of our transportation infrastructure, protect our environment, and bolster our economy, metropolitan Washington must concentrate more development in Activity Centers. These are the 141 hubs identified by the Council of Governments where our region needs to grow. In 2013, COG approved a new map of these centers based […]

Land Use, Transportation

Metroway Bringing BRT to the Region

For the first time in our region, an international best practice for public transportation has hit the ground in the City of Alexandria and Arlington County: bus rapid transit (BRT). The new BRT service, known as Metroway and operated by Metro, is now providing high-frequency bus service in the busy Route 1 corridor between Crystal […]

Transportation

Millions Worldwide to Go Car-Free or “Car-Lite” on Monday, Sept. 22

“Put it away. Uncar for a day.” That’s the message that local organizers of Car Free Day 2014 are sending to encourage more Washington area commuters and others who usually drive to give up their car for a day and try walking, bicycling, taking transit, carpooling, or teleworking instead. This year’s Car Free Day¬†is set […]

Transportation

Fauquier County Becomes TPB’s Newest Voting Member

The Transportation Planning Board recently¬†welcomed Fauquier County, Virginia, as its newest voting member, now that a small portion of the county has been designated under federal law as part of the TPB’s official planning area. The new federal designation came as a result of the 2010 Census, which found that the Washington region’s “urbanized area” […]