Falls Church Vice-Mayor Dave Snyder announcing a new air-pollution reducing locomotive at Union Station.

Environment, Public Safety, Transportation

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

September 11, 2014 | Tags: air pollution reduction, City of Falls Church, Dave Snyder, David Snyder, Falls Church, VA

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The Yardstick

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 […]


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 federal 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 […]