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Have we heard from you? Citizen, local government and private sector input impacts decisions about transportation and air quality policies, programs and plans for North Texas. After all, these decisions determine how North Texans live and travel in the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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To request printed copies of any information related to a Regional Public Transportation Input Opportunity or an Update, call 817-608-2365 or e-mail cbaylor@nctcog.org.

Transportation Public Input Opportunities

Learn what is happening with transportation and air quality in the region, and helping set priorities for the future. The Regional Transportation Council and North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking public input. Flyer >>> [PDF]

November Public Meetings

Monday, November 13, 2017
2:30 PM
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive,
Arlington, TX 76011

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:00 PM

North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Ave
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:00 PM

Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080

Submit comments and questions
     E-mail:
transinfo@nctcog.org
     Fax: (817) 640-3028
     Phone: (817) 695-9240
     Mail: P.O. Box 5888
     Arlington, Texas 76005
     Web form

Click to submit a comment or question by 11:59 pm Dec. 13, 2017.

Presentations

Funding Program: Federal/Local Exchanges [PDF]
Over the last several months, NCTCOG staff has been working with local agencies that have expressed an interest in entering into partnerships with the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) to fund transportation projects in their jurisdictions. The goal of these partnerships is to implement local transportation projects while acquiring local funds for regional programs by exchanging federal air quality and mobility funds for local funds from the partner agencies. Staff will provide details on the partnerships, as well as the projects proposed to be implemented with federal transportation funds.

Regional Performance Targets for Transit Assets and Roadway Safety [PDF]
NCTCOG uses performance measures as part of a performance-based planning process for the region’s transportation system. Federal legislation has specified certain quantitative performance measures must be tracked and reported annually. In coordination with state and regional partners, staff will present proposed regional targets for measuring and evaluating the performance of two aspects of the transportation system. Roadway safety targets are focused on reducing serious injuries and fatalities for motorized and non-motorized travelers. Transit asset management targets are focused on ensuring public transportation vehicles, rail lines and other capital assets are in a state of good repair.

Fast Facts

Funding Opportunities for Clean Vehicles and Refueling Infrastructure
Need to replace a vehicle?  Need a place to refuel an electric or alternative fuel vehicle?  Many options are available through a variety of programs.  During December the North Central Texas Council of Governments will open a 2017 Clean Diesel Call for Projects. This opportunity will pay for up to 45 percent of the cost of replacing heavy-duty diesel vehicles or non-road equipment owned by public fleets or private entities contracted to local governments. Additionally, the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan recently opened their Alternative Fueling Facilities Program, which provides funding for the installation or expansion of alternative fuel refueling infrastructure. Additional programs will be opening soon.  For more information on these and other funding opportunities, visit: www.nctcog.org/aqfunding.

Play button Following the Arlington meeting, a video of the presentation and discussion will be posted here.    
       

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For anyone wanting to ride transit to the Arlington public meeting, NCTCOG will offer a free connection to the meeting upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request a free roundtrip ride between NCTCOG and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Airport Station, contact Carli Baylor at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at cbaylor@nctcog.org or
817-608-2365.
   

 

 

October Public Meetings

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:00 PM
Ella Mae Shamblee Public Library
1062 Evans Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2:30 PM
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive,
Arlington, TX 76011


Monday, October 16, 2017
6:00 PM
Garland Central Library
625 Austin St.
Garland, TX 75040

Submit comments and questions
     E-mail:
transinfo@nctcog.org
     Fax: (817) 640-3028
     Phone: (817) 695-9240
     Mail: P.O. Box 5888
     Arlington, Texas 76005
     Web form

Click to submit a comment or question by 11:59 pm Nov. 9, 2017.

 

Presentations

Mobility 2045: The Long-Range Transportation Plan for North Central Texas [PDF]
Mobility 2045 will define a long-term vision for the region's multimodal transportation system and guide spending of federal and state transportation funds. This includes funding for highways, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other programs aimed at reducing congestion and improving air quality and quality of life. Staff will present an overview and timeline for the plan, and draft recommendations are expected to be available in spring 2018. RTC action is expected in summer 2018. For more information, visit www.nctcog.org/mobility2045.

Funding Opportunities for Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Projects [PDF]
The legislature recently approved changes to several different funding programs that provide opportunities for fleets and interested parties to upgrade higher-polluting machines and install alternative fuel infrastructure. Other funding opportunities are also on the horizon, including money through the Volkswagen Settlement. Staff will present how to maximize these opportunities to get financial assistance for newer, cleaner vehicles. For more information, visit www.nctcog.org/aqfunding.

High-Occupancy Vehicle Technology Update [PDF]
The RTC’s Toll Managed Lane Policy provides a 50 percent peak period HOV discount. HOV users wishing to receive the discount must register their trip as an HOV trip in advance. A police officer then verifies a declared HOV vehicle has at least two occupants. This is a dangerous situation for officers as well as a disruption to traffic flow when potential violators are pulled over on the side of the road. The RTC policy includes a provision to explore a technology solution for the verification of auto occupancy rather than relying on manual enforcement. If successful, the technology solution could be implemented on all toll managed lanes within the region. An update on this initiative will be presented.

Regional Traffic Signal Retiming Program [PDF]
On September 15, 2017, NCTCOG issued a Call for Projects to competitively award Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding for two programs that improve traffic operations through signal retiming and low-cost operational improvements. Approximately $2 million for the Regional Traffic Signal Retiming Program and $2.9 million for the Minor Improvement Program is available to award in communities located in the DFW Nonattainment Area, including Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties. Staff will present an overview of the CFP.

Fast Facts

ACT NOW!
You could be eligible for up to $3,500 for your older vehicle! North Texans whose vehicles have failed the emissions portion of the state inspection in the past 30 days or are at least 10 years old are encouraged to apply for assistance through the AirCheckTexas Program. Staff will be on-site at October public meetings to process applications for people interested in applying for vehicle repair or replacement assistance. Applicants must provide proof of current registration, failed inspection report and annual household income. For more information about AirCheckTexas, visit www.nctcog.org/airchecktexas or call
1-800-898-9103.


Play button Following the Arlington meeting, a video of the presentation and discussion will be posted here.    
       

TRE
For anyone wanting to ride transit to the Arlington public meeting, NCTCOG will offer a free connection to the meeting upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request a free roundtrip ride between NCTCOG and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Airport Station, contact Carli Baylor at least 72 hours prior to the meeting at cbaylor@nctcog.org or
817-608-2365.
   


About the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Public Involvement

As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the NCTCOG Transportation Department and Regional Transportation Council are together responsible for developing, coordinating and allocating funding to transportation plans and related air quality projects.
What is the MPO?

NCTCOG invites and encourages all North Texans, including those traditionally underserved by transportation, to share ideas and opinions. The Public Participation Plan [PDF] details more about how groups and individuals can be involved. Additionally, NCTCOG proactively seeks to educate and engage North Texans in the transportation planning process. It is expected that by 2035, nine million people will call North Texas home. Meeting the mobility needs of today and tomorrow requires coordination and collaboration.

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