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