Elected Officials from Alexandria and Arlington are joined by state and Metro staff at the opening of Metroway.

Land Use, Transportation

Metroway Bringing BRT to the Region

August 27, 2014 | Tags: activity centers, Alexandria, Arlington, BRT, Metroway, Place + Opportunity, TIGER, Tim Lovain, TPB

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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 […]


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 federa designation came as a result of the 2010 Census, which found that the Washington region’s “urbanized area” […]


Join COG at the 2014 Ecodistricts Summit in DC this September 24-26

This September 24-26, the District of Columbia and the surrounding region will host the sixth annual EcoDistricts Summit, a unique gathering of the world’s most innovative city makers. Each year, the host city provides a programmatic element to the conference. More than a mere site, the conference region serves as host, curriculum and teacher. In […]


Officials See Connections Between Local Waterways and Chesapeake Bay

Spanning rivers, streams, creeks, runs, lakes and reservoirs, the COG Region’s water quality is of prime importance to local jurisdictions. Not only does water quality involve local policy and work in our own region, the water in Metropolitan Washington contributes to the health of an entire aquatic ecosystem and national treasure: Chesapeake Bay. At the […]


The Silver Line: Expanding Travel Options and Strengthening Activity Centers

It took almost 50 years for Metro’s new Silver Line to turn from long-range planning idea into reality. The project entered the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) in 1999, marking the point at which funding was reasonably expected to be available for the project. On July 26, the first phase of the Silver Line […]