Monthly Archives: March 2012

With Change Comes a Great Opportunity

A change in leadership is coming to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), and as is the case with most transitions, there is an opportunity for a renewed sense of commitment and a fresh approach in direction.

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Housing Future Workers: The Region’s Economic Vitality Depends on It

Lisa A. Sturtevant, PhD is Assistant Research Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy’s Center for Regional Analysis. Every day, nearly a quarter of a million workers commute in the Washington DC Metro area.  They drive the length of I-66 from Winchester and head south on I-70 from Hagerstown.  They take MARC in from Baltimore and […]

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Maryland’s Blue Ribbon Idea

In November 2011, the 2030 Group wrote a letter to Gov. O’Malley supporting the recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding to address the critically needed infrastructure improvements throughout the state.

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Dr. Steve Fuller: A Cooperative Approach for the Region

Last week, Dr. Steven Fuller, director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis and 2030 Group advisor, made a presentation to the Council of Governments (COG) Board on the future of the D.C. region’s economy. From Region Forward‘s website: Fuller explains that the region must take a cooperative approach to planning for slower growth and […]

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Invest now, or pay later

Richard Parsons is President of the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance. There are many ways to pay for the transportation improvements we so desperately need in the Washington region, but all of us will pay a much higher price if we don’t make those investments now. This is the reality we must face as state legislators […]

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