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Mobility Matters - Images of a freight truck traveling on a highway, downtown Fort Worth, a TRE locomotive, downtown Dallas skyline and highway traffic; Celebrating 35 Years of Regional Transportation Excellence, 1974 - 2009
Winter/Spring 2010 — Quarterly newsletter of the Metropolitan Planning Organization
Mobility Matters is a quarterly newsletter about the transportation planning activities and air quality
programs of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation
Council — together serving as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth
area since 1974. Contact us at

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Region Seeks Opinions on Transportation Priorities

The population of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is expectedto eclipse 10 million in 25 years, an increase of more than 50 percent. With such a staggering growth rate, the transportation system will be severely strained without additional revenue to improve the flow of people and goods throughout D-FW. <More>

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Roads to the Super Bowl
A Message from Michael Morris, Transportation Director
When the Super Bowl kicks off next February, most people will be focused on Cowboys Stadium and the teams on the field. It’s understandable if the $1.2 billion new home of America’s Team steals a few headlines. <More>

Tremendous progress is being made in North Texas on roads and other modes of transportation. The entire system will be under the microscope next year.

United State Census 2010

Medrano Educates Region of Count's Importance
Regional Transportation Council Member Profile
Pauline Medrano, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, City of Dallas

Pauline Medrano speaks with passion about the census and its effect on the entire region. Dallas-Fort Worth has grown substantially over the past decade, adding more than 1 million residents. <More>

As more people move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and visit for business and pleasure, having the right transportation choices helps shape people's opinions of the region.

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Dallas-Fort Worth Planning Area Expanded to 12 Counties
FWTAexas Transportation Commission in October approved the RTC’s decision to expand the metropolitan planning area, adding three new counties to the existing nine-county area. With the boundary change, Hood, Hunt and Wise counties have been fully integrated into the regional transportation planning process. The perimeter counties that had been partially included – Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman and Parker counties – are now entirely included. <More>

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9-County Nonattainment Area Could Be Reclassified By EPA
The nine-county ozone nonattainment area could be reclassified from moderate to serious after narrowly missing the federal standard in 2009. When the ozone season ended October 31, the region’s ozone concentration was 86 parts per billion, just one part per billion short of compliance. <More>

Recovery Act Logos 2 Local Projects Awarded TIGER Discretionary Funds
When the federal government announced the recipients of TIGER grant money in February, two North Texas projects had made the cut. State Highway 161 received $20 million, and the planned downtown Dallas streetcar project got $23 million. <More>

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