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Mobility 2040, Transportation Conformity Focus of
Public Meetings Feb. 9-15

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

Feb. 8, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – Recommendations for major roadways, transit projects and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure between now and 2040 in North Texas will be discussed during public meetings in February. Transportation Conformity, an analysis of air quality impacts from transportation sources, will also be featured.

NCTCOG is required to maintain a long-range plan for the region’s multimodal transportation system covering a time horizon of at least 20 years. Staff are developing Mobility 2040, the next long-range plan, and will highlight draft recommendations as well as a list of near-term Transportation Improvement Program projects affected by the plan. In March, the Regional Transportation Council, the transportation policy committee comprised of local elected officials and transportation partners, is expected to adopt Mobility 2040.

In addition to long-range planning, staff also coordinate Transportation Conformity, a federal regulation requiring nonattainment areas to conduct air quality analysis on projects, programs and policies identified in transportation plans, federally funded projects or projects requiring federal approval. Ten Dallas-Fort Worth area counties are designated nonattainment for the pollutant ozone. Staff will present information regarding draft results for the 2016 Transportation Conformity. 

AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program, Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities annual report and recognition and the annual list of obligated projects will also be highlighted.

Following the meeting on Feb. 10, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.

Public Meeting Details

Tuesday, Feb. 9
6:30 p.m.
Richardson
Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080

Wednesday, Feb. 10
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Monday, Feb. 15
6:30 p.m.
Mary Lib Saleh
Euless Public Library
201 N. Ector Drive
Euless, TX 76039


 

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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