Category: Regional Planning and Services

EPA appoints Hoekzema to 3rd term on air quality committee

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The Environmental Protection Agency reappointed CAPCOG’s Regional Planning and Services Director, Andrew Hoekzema, to a third, two-year term on the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee designed to provide EPA with input on policy and technical issues

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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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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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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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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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