Category: Planning

WebEOC assists with regionwide emergency response

Click to read more.

Emergency Management Coordinators (EMCs) and other public safety officials used CAPCOG’s digital regional planning coordination tool, WebEOC, to share critical information about responding to Winter Storm Uri in February helping to keep residents warm and to track storm related issues.

Tagged with: , , , ,

WarnCentralTexas.org alerts many during winter storm

Click to read more

CAPCOG’s regional notifications system, WarnCentralTexas, alerted more residents than ever during Winter Storm Uri, which struck the entire state from February 14 to the 23. The system informed people about icy roads, power outages, boil water notices, and the locations

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Economic development strategy focuses on workforce development, resiliency

Click to read more

Workforce development will continue to be one of the four themes in the newly-adopted 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the regional economic development plan developed by the Capital Area Economic Development District board (CAEDD) to guide project development and

Tagged with: , , , , ,

TxDOT announces mobility of seniors program

Click to read more.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced its 2021 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program for rural and small urban areas, which includes the San Marcos Urbanized Area and rural portions of the Austin TxDOT District. The

Tagged with: , , , , ,

Air Quality Program assists Oklahoma COG with study

Click to read more

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program is assisting the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), a COG located in Oklahoma City, with an economic study assessing the cost of not meeting the federal ground-level ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards for

Tagged with: , , , ,

CAPCOG schedules criminal justice grant workshops

Click to read more

The CAPCOG Criminal Justice Program is conducting a virtual grant workshop on January 5 that will assist nonprofit organizations and local governments in applying for six Office of the Governor (OOG), Criminal Justice Division (CJD) grant programs, which CAPCOG provides

Tagged with: , , , ,

PSAP network upgrades move region closer to NextGen 9-1-1 implementation

Click to read more

CAPCOG, acting in its capacity of the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, started making hardware, software and cabling upgrades to the region’s 9-1-1 infrastructure that continues to prepare its public safety answering points (PSAPs) for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NextGen 9-1-1).

Tagged with: , , ,

CAPCOG, EPA work together to improve region’s particulate matter air quality

Click to read more

CAPCOG and its newly created Clean Air Coalition Particulate Matter (PM) subcommittee are joined by an EPA subject matter expert to study and plan for reducing the amount of particulates in the air and decrease their related health risk. “While

Tagged with: , , , ,

CAPCOG, AirNow shows local Air Quality conditions

Click to read more

The CAPCOG Air Quality Program integrated reporting from its eight ozone monitors into EPA’s AirNow.gov to give Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) residents more insight about their local air quality, so they can better protect their health. AirNow.gov provides

Tagged with: , , , ,

CAPCOG urges Emergency Preparedness Month participation

Click to read more

The CAPCOG Executive Committee recognized September as National Preparedness Month and urges all jurisdictions to educate and empower their residents to prepare for responding to natural and man-made disasters. To prepare residents, CAPCOG, with the aid of Texas State University,

Tagged with: , , , , , ,