Region Forward

Coalition Work, Economy, Housing

Area Officials Focus on Housing, Employment Challenges for Lower Income Residents

July 29, 2014 | Tags: affordable housing, economy, housing, Region Forward Coalition, workforce development

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The Yardstick

Transportation

Officials Highlight Metropolitan Washington’s Highway and Bridge Maintenance Needs

In July as part of its 2014 series, the COG Board of Directors focused on infrastructure that is critical to metropolitan Washington’s mobility, safety, and prosperity—our highways and bridges. Experts and officials gave an overview of our expansive roadway network and its current condition as well as the funding needed to maintain it at a […]

Economy, Transportation

With DC Region as a Backdrop, President Calls for Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization

Just a few days before the Fourth of July, President Obama stood in front of Washington’s Francis Scott Key Bridge and called on Congress to demonstrate “economic patriotism” by reauthorizing the federal Highway Trust Fund that helps states build and repair the nation’s roads and bridges. Without congressional action in the next several weeks, the […]

Economy, Environment, Transportation

Q&A: Phil Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia

Phil Mendelson was first elected to the Council of the District of Columbia in November of 1998 as an At-Large Councilmember. He served the District in that role until June 2012 when, following the departure of the previous Council Chairman, he was selected by his colleagues to take over that role. In November 2012, District […]

Environment

Water Infrastructure Investments Key to Region’s Water Quality Goals, Health, and Prosperity

During a discussion at the June Council of Governments Board of Directors meeting, experts and officials reviewed how investments in the region’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure have produced significant environmental improvements, such as increasing populations of some aquatic plants and animals and fewer harmful algal blooms in the tidal Potomac below Chain Bridge. They also […]

Transportation

TLC Webinar Highlights Surburban Approaches to Transportation Demand Management

The City of Falls Church wants to capitalize on its proximity to Metro by attracting more residential and commercial development along Washington Street, one of the city’s two main commercial corridors. But much of the thoroughfare lies beyond the quarter-mile radius from transit that planners traditionally consider optimal for encouraging transit-oriented development. In 2012, the […]