Author: Lauren Hartman

State legislators address CAPCOG General Assembly in Sept.

State legislators who serve on the CAPCOG Executive Committee will participate in a panel discussion about the 86th Texas Legislative Session during CAPCOG’s Sept. 11, 2019 General Assembly Meeting to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport, 7610

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National Preparedness Month highlights importance of readiness, alerts

In support of National Preparedness Month, CAPCOG developed a regional WarnCentralTexas.org campaign to encourage residents to register for emergency alerts and prepare themselves for any emergency including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. It also is encouraging local governments to

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Striking a Balance teaches family caregivers about life balance

The upcoming 18th annual Striking a Balance Conference will convene local resources as well as local and national speakers that focus on successful coordination of family caregivers’ work, life, and caregiving responsibilities. The conference will be from 8 a.m. to

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Air Quality program offers workshop on alternatives to gas powered vehicles for short trips

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program will conduct a workshop for local government and transportation practitioners as well as policy makers to learn best practices and trends for using neighborhood electric vehicles to help reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion while

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Environmental law course lets governments clean up crime

The Regional Environmental Task Force (RETF) and CAPCOG will lead two courses on how local governments can better prosecute environmental crimes and cleanup dumpsites and hazardous materials that threaten their resident’s health and safety. A basic and an intermediate environmental

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Aging Services director addresses older adult resiliency at state conference

The CAPCOG Aging Services Director, Patty Bordie, emphasized the importance of fostering individual resiliency in older adults in her presentation at the state-wide Aging in Texas Conference in June. She discussed the perception of health, people’s ability to cope with

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RPS updates CARTS Maps, adds them to myCommuteSolutions

CAPCOG’s Regional Planning and Service Division partnered with the Capital Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) to update the transportation system’s interurban coach maps making them more accessible to daily commuters including myCommuteSolutions.com users. By being more inclusive of all the

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RLEA adds in-service courses to finish TCOLE training period

The CAPCOG Regional Law Enforcement Academy (RLEA) is offering more than 20 in-service courses in Austin and around the region to ensure peace officers receive their mandatory 40-hours of continuing education and other required training before the end of the

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Flood resiliency workshop to be foundation for regional plan

The U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) and CAPCOG will conduct a Capital Area Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop that lays the foundation for developing a regional plan on the topic by bringing together local jurisdictions and state and federal agencies.

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MyCommuteSolutions.com relaunches, improves experience

The CAPCOG Regional Planning and Services Division upgraded the Commute Solutions program by updating the commute planning and tracking tool and website, myCommuteSolutions.com. The update makes it easier for residents to determine sustainable traveling options in an effort to lower

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