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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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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. Flier >>> [PDF]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:30 pm
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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     Fax: (817) 640-3028
     Phone: (817) 695-9240
     Mail: P.O. Box 5888
     Arlington, Texas 76005
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This is an photo of the April  2017 Public Meetings

      Comments due by May 12, 2017
11:59 pm

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


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 or

Transportation Public Meeting

TxDOT's ADA Accessibility Program Reporting
Presentation PDF

The Texas Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure that every program, service, benefit, activity and facility open to the public is fully accessible and usable by people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act covers issues from workplace services to public transportation accommodations. Access and awareness are keys to ensuring the needs of disabled citizens are met. TxDOT staff developed a plan for reporting and will discuss how the agency provides opportunities to assist those with disabilities in its planning activities and how citizens can take an active role in making changes.

Hemphill/Lamar Partnership
Presentation PDF
The Hemphill/Lamar Connector project just south of downtown Fort Worth experienced rising costs as it neared implementation. These rising costs have led to the need for a partnership to supplement the City of Fort Worth's local funds and fill the remaining funding gap so construction of the project can commence. Staff will provide details of the proposed partnership.

DART/RTC TRIP Partnership
Presentation PDF
Dallas Area Rapid Transit requested a partnership with the Regional Transportation Council that will assist with the Transit Related Improvement Program, which helps DART respond to concerns from member cities without rail service. At the same time, this partnership will benefit the region by increasing the pool of regional funds available for future projects. Staff will discuss the innovative funding exchange between DART and the RTC.

Southern Dallas County Partnership
Presentation PDF
A funding partnership is being proposed among the Regional Transportation Council, Dallas County, the City of Lancaster and the City of Hutchins for several roadway projects in southern Dallas County. The proposed projects are beneficial to the region, as they provide critical connections to IH 45 and intermodal facilities. Staff will discuss the proposed funding partnership.

Air Quality Updates
Presentation PDF
Since the DFW region does not meet the federal air quality standard for the pollutant ozone, NCTCOG implements various projects and programs to improve air quality and protect public health. With the Environmental Protection Agency's new, more stringent ozone standard, the region will need to continue to work together to improve air quality. North Texans are encouraged to adopt clean air choices throughout the year, especially during ozone season, which began March 1 and runs through November 30. Staff will provide an update on a variety of air quality topics, including programs, upcoming outreach efforts and the transition to the more recent 2015 ozone standard.

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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