Contact: Amanda Wilson
Arlington, Texas) – North Texans will have an opportunity to provide input on proposed updates to the way federal funding is distributed for transportation projects, during public meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in Grapevine.
The meetings are also scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 15 in Arlington and 6:30 p.m. March 20 in Carrollton.
Federal transportation and air quality funding is allocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area based on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) formulas that incorporate population, employment, emissions and other factors. To ensure equity within the region, the Regional Transportation Council then distributes funding to the eastern and western subregions in proportion to each area's demographics and activity. Input will be sought on the re-evaluation of the regional distribution for the most recent allocation of federal funding.
Additionally, staff will provide an update on the region's current use of Transportation Development Credits (TDCs) and provide proposals for the future of these credits in the region. These noncash credits are distributed by the FHWA and can be used in place of local funding or in-kind matches required with federally funded projects.
Other topics to be discussed at the meetings include the Unified Planning Work Program, proposed modifications to the List of Funded Projects, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program, April Car Care Clinics and a Diesel Idling Hot Spots Request for Information.
Following the public meeting in Arlington, a video recording will be available online at NCTCOG.org/input.
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, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 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.