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Mobility 2040, Unified Planning Work Program to be Discussed Oct. 12-15

North Texans can provide input on transportation recommendations
at public meetings, online

Oct. 8, 2015 (Arlington, Texas) – Development of Mobility 2040, Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) modifications and the AirCheckTexas Program relaunch will be discussed during public meetings on Oct. 12 in Dallas, Oct. 14 in Arlington and Oct. 15 in Fort Worth.

NCTCOG is developing Mobility 2040, the next long-range transportation plan, and will present an overview of projects submitted for consideration in the plan, prioritization criteria and funding alternatives. NCTCOG is required to maintain a long-range transportation plan that defines a blueprint for the region’s multimodal transportation system during the next 20-plus years.

The Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 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 changes to the UPWP will be presented for review and comment.

In addition, staff will present information on the AirCheckTexas relaunch. The 84th Texas Legislature restored full funding for the program, providing approximately $87 million for Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017. AirCheckTexas is designed to help vehicle owners comply with vehicle emissions standards by offering financial incentives to repair or replace vehicles.

Following the meeting on Oct. 14, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.

Public Meeting Details

Monday, Oct. 12
6:30 p.m.
Hampton-Illinois
Branch Library
2951 South Hampton Road
Dallas, TX 75224

Wednesday, Oct. 14
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Thursday, Oct. 15
6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Intermodal
Transportation Center
1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102


 

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including
16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the
NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

      About the Regional Transportation Council:

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. The MPO works in cooperation with the region’s transportation providers to address the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties. The RTC’s 44 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area’s transportation providers.

 

      Contact:

Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284, awilson@nctcog.org

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