Yesterday, NARC joined the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors on a letter calling for Congressional transportation leaders to direct a greater share of available federal transportation funds to local governments and their regional agencies. Cities, counties, and townships own 78 percent […]
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Long-Term Unemployment Webinar Friday, October 24, 1:00 PM ET The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is hosting a webinar to feature new program resources for addressing long-term unemployment in your community. Last week, the White House announced a series of new actions being taken to strengthen assistance to the long-term […]
Though Congress recently extended the most recent transportation authorization bill through the end of May 2015, likely pushing action off for the new Congress that will be seated next year, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) urging action well in advance of this […]
Washington, DC (October 10, 2014) – Walter A. Scheiber, the first President of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), and the first executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), passed away Wednesday, October 8. Mr. Scheiber was at the national forefront in the field of regionalism and an expert on inter-governmental […]
October 2, 2014: The National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration Docket regarding the representation of public transportation providers on Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Both organizations believe that most MPOs already meet the intent of MAP-21 regarding transit representation and that the […]