NCTCOG seeks to advance the development and deployment of transportation technologies that will deliver safer and more efficient transportation for the North Texas region. This technology includes vehicle automation, such as autonomous vehicles, and technologies that will provide improved real-time information to drivers and vehicles in North Texas. Through smart use of transportation technology, North Texas may be able to squeeze more value out of its transportation assets, improving the economy and the quality of life in the region.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) coordinates with cities, counties and transportation partners to plan for transportation improvements in the future of North Texas. NCTCOG considers automated transportation solutions part of the region's long-term transportation strategy.
3/24/17: NCTCOG's Surface Transportation Technical Committee approved a proposed automated vehicle program funding proposal. The proposal provides for approximately $2.7 million to fund six projects intended to support the development and deployment of automated vehicles in the region. The Regional Transportation Council will consider the funding proposal at its April meeting.
RTC Approves Resolution in Support of Texas Entry in the Hyperloop One Global Competition
3/9/17: The Regional Trdansportation Council approved a resolution in support of of the Texas entry in the Hyperloop One Global Competition. The Texas entry was selected as one of 35 semifinalists from a pool to 2,600 entries.
Successful Waze for Public Agencies Training Workshop
2/28/17 The AV Program sponsored a training program on Waze for Public Agencies in Southlake. Chad Richey, a senior Waze map editor, conducted the training. Approximately 75 people from across the region attended the workshop. Many have expressed interest in exploring ways to partner with travel navigation services such as Waze to improve the operation of the region's transportation system. Follow link to course materials.