Construction should begin by the end of the year on the installation of a secondary, or backup, 9-1-1 fiber-optic network for 23 of CAPCOG’s 27 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) locations where 9-1-1 calls are received. The additional network will allow PSAPs to continue to answer 9-1-1 calls if a network outage occurs instead of the calls being rerouted to another PSAP or call center.
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CAPCOG expects cellphone users will be able to text 9-1-1 in case of an emergency by this October and perhaps earlier depending on when the wireless carriers enable this feature.
CAPCOG’s Clean Air Coalition (CAC) and Alamo Area Council of Governments’ (AACOG’s) Air Improvement Resources (AIR) Executive Committee, the committees representing the two largest U.S. cities not currently burdened with an EPA air quality nonattainment designation, held their first-ever joint meeting to discuss strategies for keeping the cities and their metro areas in compliance with EPA’s new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) on April 29.
Mayor Steve Adler has declared Wednesday, May 11, Austin, Don’t Rush, and is asking that, during rush hours Wednesday, Austinites choose any transportation option other than driving alone to participate in a one-day challenge to reduce traffic and air pollution.
Older individuals in the CAPCOG region are blazing the way for the future by advocating for themselves, their peers and communities; making our region a better place to live. CAPCOG proclaimed participation in Older Americans Month by adopting May as a month to honor and celebrate the efforts of the more than 322,000 residents who are 60 or older and live in the region. CAPCOG recognizes the value of inclusion and support in assisting older adults to successfully contribute to our communities.
A Caregivers Hope, a third annual conference taking place May 21, will connect family caregivers with area resources and four healthcare experts who will share the benefits of using technology to assist in providing care. The event also will focus on how to recognize, avoid and lessen caregiver stress.
The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and industry leaders from across the globe are holding the 5th annual National Zero Waste Business Conference “Tuning into Zero Waste” in Austin.
The Capital Area Council of Governments' Homeland Security Task Force, which meets the first Thursday of every month, will meet to discuss regional Homeland Security initiatives.
The Regional Review Committee will begin planning for the FY 2017-2018 Community Development Fund (CDF). During this meeting, the Texas Department of Agriculture will go over scoring criteria, regional priorities, points, and training on new environmental and procurement procedures.
The Executive Committee is the governing body for CAPCOG and meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business.
Hear about ongoing strategies to reduce ozone pollution in the Austin metropolitan statistical area.
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area will teach prospective volunteers on how to coach to prevent themselves from falling and becoming injured.