Tag Archives: transportation


TPB Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

(Pictured: Chuck Bean (COG), Kanti Srikanth (COG), TPB Chairman Phil Mendelson, former TPB Chairmen John Mason and Kathy Porter, former COG staff member Alan Pisarski, and Bob Griffiths (COG)). 

Area officials gathered on November 18 to mark the 50th anniversary …

Energy, Environment, Transportation

Metro Steers Toward Sustainable Transportation

Metro, in partnership with Complete Coach Works (CCW), and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), hosted a demonstration on August 24 of a Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) all-electric bus at  WMATA’s Carmen Turner Facility in Landover, Maryland. Providing …

Economy, Environment, Transportation

COG Continues Efforts to Help Region Address Infrastructure Needs

Over the past several months, infrastructure issues have continued to make headlines in the National Capital Region. Extremely cold winter temperatures had a major impact on the region’s aging water infrastructure. In suburban Maryland, for example, the WSSC reported repairing

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, …

Economy, Housing, Land Use

Activity Centers: Economic Engines and Livable Places

“For many people, this is a neighborhood where you can live, you can work, you can shop, you can have lots of cultural and recreational choices, all in the same place,” explains Harriet Tregoning, Director of the District of Columbia …

Climate & Energy, Environment, Transportation

For 2014, Get Involved in Regional Transportation, Environmental Issues

Looking for a civic-minded New Year’s resolution? How about getting involved in transportation, air quality or climate and energy planning in the D.C. region? Two public advisory committees housed at the Council of Governments are recruiting new members-the Air and …

In Memoriam: COG, Area Leaders Honor Ron Kirby

We lost a dear colleague and friend this week. Please join us in remembering Ron Kirby and his many contributions to our region.

In a statement earlier this week, COG Executive Director Chuck Bean said, “All of the officials and

Economy, Housing, Transportation

Region Sees Changes in Share of People Living and Working in the Same Jurisdiction

A little over half of the region’s working population commutes to jobs in their county of residence, according to a recent Transportation Planning Board analysis of commuting data from 2000 and 2011.

Although that share hasn’t changed much in the …


Workshop Helps Residents Learn About Transportation Decision-Making in Metro Washington

Seven years ago, the Transportation Planning Board hosted its first  Community Leadership Institute, or CLI, a workshop-style event designed to help current or emerging citizen leaders from around the Washington region learn about how transportation decisions are made and …

Economy, Land Use, Transportation

Karen Young: COG is Moving the Region Forward

The op-ed by Karen Young is reprinted from  the May 3, 2013 issue of the Washington Business Journal.  


Contrary to John Slidell’s April 12 Guest Comment claiming that “there is almost no one in this region who wakes …


“Aspirations” Scenario Provides Alternative Long-Term Transportation Vision for Metro Washington

Imagine a future in which travel options like transit, bicycling, and walking would be safer and more practical for more people in the region, and drivers would have the option to bypass congestion and enjoy more reliable travel times on …


Bike to Work Day on May 17 to Promote Bicycle Commuting and Safety

On Friday, May 17, thousands of Washington area residents will take to roads, bicycle lanes, and shared-use paths to commute to work by bicycle in the region’s  thirteenth annual Bike to Work Day.

As part of the annual event, …


“Street Smart” Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Launches Spring 2013 Campaign

Between now and mid-May, motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists throughout the region will hear and see reminders about how to stay safe and avoid traffic accidents as warmer spring weather and longer daylight hours bring more people out on foot and …


FBI Competition Might Make Headlines, but Area Leaders are Committed to Cooperation on Many Economic Issues

At a forum today organized by the DC Chamber of Commerce and Washington Business Journal, several top elected officials discussed regional cooperation, specifically in regards to economic development.

Not surprisingly, the panel of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray, U.S. Congressman …


New Funding Enables Wheelchair-Accessible Taxicab Pilot Program in D.C. to Continue

A pilot program implemented by the Transportation Planning Board to provide wheelchair-accessible taxicab service in the District of Columbia will continue now that District officials have committed a portion of the funding needed to keep the pilot going and to …

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