Contact: Brian Wilson
(Arlington, Texas) – North Central Texas Council of Governments staff will present Mobility 2045 draft recommendations, funding initiatives, an air quality update and bicycle opinion survey results during public meetings in April.
Residents can provide input on Mobility 2045, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as several other transportation initiatives at public meetings on April 9 (Garland), April 10 (North Richland Hills) and April 11 (Arlington).
Mobility 2045 will define a long-term vision for the region’s transportation system and guide spending of federal and State transportation funds. This includes funding for highways, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and other programs that can reduce congestion and improve air quality. The Regional Transportation Council is expected to take action on draft recommendations in June.
In addition to developing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan, NCTCOG staff is responsible for assisting with funding initiatives. The Transportation Improvement Program is a federally and State-mandated list of projects with committed funding for construction or implementation within a four-year period. Staff will present the draft list of projects to be funded between 2019 and 2022.
Staff will also provide proposed modifications to the fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019 Unified Planning Work Program. The UPWP for regional transportation planning provides a summary of transportation and related air quality planning tasks to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization within a two-year period. Finally, air quality updates and bicycle opinion survey results will also be presented.
Watch the Arlington meeting in real time by clicking the "live" tab at www.nctcog.org/video. A recording of the presentations will also be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Garland Police Administration Building
1891 Forest Lane
Garland, TX 75042
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Ave.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
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.
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. More information can be found at www.nctcog.org.
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