Posts Tagged ‘metropolitan washington council of governments’

Do We Really Need a Regional Economic Plan?

There's been a drumbeat of concern from the regional fathers over the need to think more regionally. Regional transportation, regional housing, regional jobs. Forget you belong to a state or city, even. Just think of yourselves as citizens of the Greater Washington megalopolis.
That makes sense, to a large extent. Urban areas are starting to agglomerate [...]

How to Talk About Making Driving More Expensive: Council of Governments Broaches the Subject, Delicately

In the United States, the mere mention of charging people more for their driving habits draws apoplectic responses. Highway tolls are a way of life, but anything more? Ridiculous! Even a proposal to bill cars for entering Manhattan—which has worked in London to great effect—never got off the ground.
In the Washington area, though, traffic has [...]