The Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program is administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Transportation enhancements were provided under the federal transportation legislation Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Act (SAFETEA-LU). We are currently operating under the new transportation bill MAP-21, but additional dollars remaining from SAFETEA-LU were identified by TXDOT and they issued a statewide call for projects in 2012.
The TE program funds transportation-related activities contributing to quality communities, preserving the environment, encouraging multi-modal travel,
and enhancing the aesthetics of roadways. A local match of 20 percent is required for projects funded through TE.
The 2012-2013 Transportation Enhancements Call for Projects opened on September 24, 2012 and closed on November 16, 2012. The call for Projects had $70 million in SAFETEA-LU funds available Statewide:
- $35 million to be selected by the Texas Transportation Commission
- $35 million provided to large metropolitan regions
- $13,044,101 million was provided for projects in the 12-county NCTCOG metropolitan planning area (formula based) for the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) to select.
2012-2013 Awarded and Funded Transportation Enhancement Projects
On July 25, 2013, the Texas Transportation Commission approved twenty (20) Transportation Enhancement projects that fall within the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).
Click here for a list of funded projects in the region.
Click here for a map of the funded project locations
Regional Transportation Projects Selected by the Regional Transportation Council
Projects were evaluated and recommended projects were approved by the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) on May 9, 2013. Click here to view the presentation.
2012 Transportation Enhancement Application Workshop hosted by NCTCOG
A workshop was held at NCTCOG on October 22, 2012 with TxDOT district representatives to discuss the application process.
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