Traffic from the outer loop of the Beltway, I-495, left, merges with the traffic from I-270, center, during the evening rush hour on I-495, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 in Potomac, Md. As Congressional debate continues on long-overdue highway legislation needed to fund road and bridge improvement projects for the next six years, a new report is sparking added urgency by ranking the nation's worst highway bottlenecks. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Curtailing Telework for Federal Workers will increase traffic and congestion in all likelihood

Federal employees comprise 48% of teleworkers in the Washington DC Metro area

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Flooding from stormwater and sea level rise are among the climate-related problems facing the Chesapeake Bay region. (Dave Harp)

Climate change in spotlight as MD, VA lawmakers convene

Bay cleanup funding, fisheries and plastic bags also on the legislative agenda By Tim Wheeler, Jeremy Cox & Whitney Pipkin, BayJournal.com

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