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Public Input Opportunities

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 817-695-9284 or e-mail

Transportation Public Input Opportunity

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

Monday, March 13, 2017
6:30 pm
Bessie Mitchell House
411 Ball St.
Grapevine, TX 76051

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
2:30 pm

North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Monday, March 20, 2017
6:30 pm
Josey Ranch Lake Library
1700 Keller Springs Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

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

Comments are due by
Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:59 pm


Transportation Public Meetings

Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Modifications
Presentation PDF
The UPWP for regional transportation planning provides a summary of the transportation and air quality planning tasks to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization. Proposed modifications to the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 UPWP will be presented for public review and comment.

Development of Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
Presentation PDF

The UPWP for regional transportation planning provides a summary of the transportation and air quality planning tasks conducted by the metropolitan planning organization. Development of the Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2019 UPWP will be presented for public review and comment.

Transportation Development Credits
Presentation PDF
States and regions that have toll roads and managed lanes that benefit the federal transportation system receive non-cash credits from the Federal Highway Administration. The credits can be used in place of local funding or in-kind matches required of federal funding. Staff will provide an update on the current use of credits and provide proposals for the future of these credits in the region.

Regional East-West Equity Update Due to Latest Transportation Bill
Presentation PDF

Federal transportation and air quality funding is allocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area based on Federal Highway Administration formulas that incorporate population, employment, emissions and other factors. To ensure equity within the region, the Regional Transportation Council then distributes funding to the eastern and western subregions in proportion to each area's demographics and activity. Staff will discuss and seek input on the re-evaluation of the regional distribution for the most recent allocation of funding.

Stay in the Know - Regional Transportation and Air Quality Updates

Proposed Modifications to the List of Funded Projects

A comprehensive list of funded transportation projects through 2020 is maintained in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects with committed funds from federal, state and local sources are included in the TIP. To maintain an accurate project listing, this document is updated on a regular basis. To view the current set of project modifications, visit

Vehicle Repair and Replacement Assistance Available Through AirCheckTexas Program
Did you know you can receive up to $3,500 for your older vehicle? This spring consider combining AirCheckTexas funds with your tax refund to help purchase a new car. 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. Vehicles must be registered in a participating county and income requirements must be met. For more information, visit or call 1-800-898-9103.

April Car Care Clinics
NCTCOG is partnering with local automotive repair shops to sponsor Car Care Clinics throughout April to help North Texas drivers whose vehicles have the check engine light illuminated.  A vehicle's check engine light turns on when there may be an issue that could negatively impact its emissions. These free clinics will provide drivers with an opportunity to talk to a technician about their vehicle's issues.  Additionally, staff will be at each clinic to discuss financial assistance that is available to help drivers with repairs and give away a limited number of free vehicle emergency kits. For more information, visit

Diesel Idling Hot Spots RFI
NCTCOG is seeking information to identify potential diesel emissions reduction projects as well as sites, companies or agencies operating diesel-powered vehicles or equipment involved in disproportionate idling activity in the North Texas region.  This information will help NCTCOG target air pollution from older on-road, non-road and/or off-road diesel vehicles or equipment and provide possible incentives for replacement or repower of diesel vehicles or equipment. Entities interested in providing input and/or partnering with NCTCOG on this topic should provide responses to by April 14, 2017.

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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