Dulles and BWI Marshall Airports have extra capacity for the region's air traffic. Photos courtesy of BWI, Vivian D. Nguyen.


Officials Highlight Airport Infrastructure, Plans for Future Expansion

October 23, 2014 | Tags: BWI, Dulles, IAD, Loudoun County, Marshall Airport, MWAA, Regional Infrastructure

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Climate & Energy

Metropolitan Washington Continues to Lead on LEED and Other Green Energy Initiatives

For the past several years, COG has tracked the region’s progress in addressing climate change and meeting the ambitious goals of its 2008 National Capital Region Climate Change Report. In this year’s Climate and Energy Progress Report, COG, for the first time, also compared metropolitan Washington to other regions around the nation. The report found […]

Environment, Transportation

Concerted Action Leads to Major Improvements in Region’s Air Quality

Ground-level ozone concentrations in the Washington region exceeded healthy levels on just four days each of the last two summers, down from 43 such “exceedance” days as recently as the summer of 2007, and 67 during the summer of 1998. That’s according to data released recently by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments following the end of […]


Latest Performance Analysis Details Region’s Transportation Future Under 2014 CLRP

An analysis of the latest proposed update of the region’s Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) details how well the future transportation system laid out in the plan is expected to meet the needs of area travelers in 2040. The Performance Analysis of the draft 2014 CLRP predicts some 4 million more trips each day in the region […]

Climate & Energy, Environment

Building a Climate Resilient National Capital Region

As the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany gears up this month, the National Capital Region is working on climate change locally. Over the past year, federal, regional, and local agencies have been putting their heads together to tackle one of the region’s biggest challenges: how to prepare for the climate change that is already […]


2014 CLRP Maps Hundreds of Highway and Transit Improvements Planned Through 2040

More than 300 regionally significant improvements to the Washington region’s highway and transit system through 2040 are detailed in the final draft of this year’s update of the Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP), available for public comment through October 11. In all, the draft plan spells out some $42 billion in capital improvements that add nearly […]