• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.