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 […]
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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 […]
NARC Submits Comments on Proposed Metropolitan Planning Rule: Additionally, NARC and AMPO Submit Jointly Developed Comments
Washington, DC (October 2, 2014) – Today, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) submitted final comments to the docket on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Planning; Metropolitan Planning. This proposed rule – issued jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) – is extremely important […]
On October 1st, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions Competition to identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the nation that demonstrate ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate. Focusing on both mitigation and building resilience to climate […]