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Transportation

Commuter Connections Marks 40 Years Serving the Washington Region

July 31, 2014 | Tags: air quality, bicycling, Bike to Work Day, Car Free Day, Commuter Club, Commuter Connections, design responsive site, ridesharing, telework, van pool

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The Yardstick

Economy, Housing, Land Use, Transportation

The Silver Line is open! Now how can area leaders best shape the communities along the corridor?

So with the Silver Line up-and-running, and the second phase to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County scheduled to open in 2018, what will this mean for the different business and residential hubs, a.k.a. Activity Centers, along the corridor like Tysons, Reston, and Herndon? And what are the strategic investments area leaders should consider making around […]

Housing

Affordable Housing: Groundbreaking Study Informs Local Policymakers and Philanthropy about Regional Needs

The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region released a study on July 15 that for the first time, examines affordable housing needs from homelessness to homeownership in the Washington area. The Community Foundation, with generous support from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, commissioned the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to […]

Coalition Work, Economy, Housing

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

Despite being one of the most prosperous regions in the nation, major economic disparities can be found throughout metropolitan Washington. For example, finding affordable housing or quality-work are significant challenges for lower income residents. To learn more about these issues and ensure all residents are included in the region’s prosperity, the Region Forward Coalition gathered […]

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 […]