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Report card: Local roads, pipes receive poor grades

A new report card on U.S. infrastructure gives Virginia a D+, Maryland a C-, and says 99 percent of D.C.'s roads are poor or mediocre.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:56am EDT

Tags: American Society of Civil Engineers, Stuart Freudburg, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Planners ID neighborhoods for targeted development

Dozens of neighborhoods and communities throughout the Washington region are being targeted by planners to serve as hubs of work, housing, transit and entertainment centers.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 05:56am EST

Tags: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, development, sprawl & crawl, growth, dick uliano, Mary Hynes, Albert Dobbins, sprawl & crawl

Local governments warned to consider cuts as 'fiscal cliff' approaches

The clock continues to tick towards Jan. 1, 2013 when a mandatory 10 percent cut in the federal budget is scheduled to kick in.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 04:38pm EDT

Tags: Frank Principi, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Sharon Bulova

Crime declines across National Capital Region

A report to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments indicates crime within the council's 22 jurisdictions was down 6.3 percent in 2011.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 12:30pm EDT

Tags: crime, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Cathy Lanier, Hank Silverberg

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D.C.'s back-to-school traffic phenomenon explained

Every September, the commute around the D.C. region becomes longer and more painful. But why?

Friday - 08/31/2012, 01:25pm EDT

Tags: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, back to school traffic

Battlefield Bypass could be back on the priority list

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will consider putting the Battlefield Bypass on the long term list of projects to alleviate local congestion and protect Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 01:41pm EST

Tags: Battlefield Bypass, Virginia, Hank Silverberg, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Manassas, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Piedmont Environmental Council

Emergency planners score higher marks for recent snowfall

"I think the region has made some measurable progress," Dave Robertson, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments tells WTOP.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:28pm EST

Tags: WMATA, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Dave Robertson, Dan Stessel