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Study: As D.C. congestion increases, carpools to pick up slack

A Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments study finds that more commuters will carpool to work because traffic is projected to increase 70 percent by 2040. But transportation officials argue a more robust Metro system could help mitigate the traffic.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 09:02pm EST

Tags: congestion, carpool, Metrorail, Ari Ashe

Idling Montgomery Co. drivers caught violating bus policy (Video)

A county bus depot in Silver Spring has been rattling nearby homes and emanating a perpetual rumbling sound, raising questions from residents about whether it is necessary.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: Nick Iannelli, Chevy Chase, Brookeville Depot, buses, Montgomery County Transit Services and Fleet Management Services, Silver Spring

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COG tells Verizon how to strengthen 911 service

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments voted Wednesday on a plant aimed at improving Verizon's delivery of 911 emergency phone service and prevent future outages like Northern Virginia experienced during last summer's Derecho.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: derecho, 911 outage, verizon

Region not ready for impact of federal budget cuts

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report paints a grim picture for the region's economy if automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget take effect in January. COG says better urban planning and promoting the region's diverse economy will will help offset the potential loss of jobs.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: urban planning, economy, jobs, sequestration

D.C. region's water supply secure despite hot, dry summer

While the Potomac River's water supply remains robust, residents just outside of the metro area could see water restrictions.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 04:44am EDT

Tags: Potomac River, Hank Silverberg, Culpeper, drought

Funding transportation: Gas tax vs. tolls

A new report says the easiest way to raise more money to fix crumbling roads and bridges and aging transit systems is to make drivers pay at the pump.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:29am EST

Tags: Adam Tuss, gas, gas tax, tolls