Hybrid Public Meeting to Provide Safety, Conformity Updates Feb. 6


Public comments accepted on transportation planning topics until March 7


(Arlington, TX) - The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) invites residents to learn more about transportation planning initiatives and provide their input during a hybrid public meeting at noon Feb. 6 at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive. Residents can also watch the presentations live at www.publicinput.com/nctcogFeb23 or participate via phone by dialing 855-925-2801, then code 2862. 

The Regional Safety Program seeks to address the increase in fatality and serious-injury crashes across the state and Dallas-Fort Worth region. NCTCOG is collaborating with the Texas Department of Transportation and other metropolitan planning organizations to identify strategies to reduce crashes. An overview of the engineering, enforcement and educational projects being developed will be provided during the meeting. 
Because 10 Dallas-Fort Worth area counties are in nonattainment for ozone pollution, the Clean Air Act of 1990 requires an air quality analysis to be performed when a new metropolitan transportation plan is developed.

The US Department of Transportation granted a successful transportation conformity determination for the Mobility 2045 update in December. Staff will present effects on final project recommendations due to the Transportation Conformity review process. Additionally, modifications to the Fiscal Year 2022 and FY 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) will be posted online for review and comment. The UPWP is a guide for transportation and air quality planning activities to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization. 
The following will also be highlighted during the meeting: Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, vehicle incentive and funding opportunities, Engine Off North Texas and administrative revisions to the Mobility 2045 - 2022 Update. 

For those who want to take transit to the meeting, $6 roundtrip rides from the Centerport/DFW Airport Station to NCTCOG are available through VIA at https://city.ridewithvia.com/arlington.

For special accommodations due to disabilities or language interpretation, contact 817-695-9255 or email jcastillo@nctcog.org. Public comments will be accepted until March 7. 

Public Meeting Details     
Noon Monday, Feb. 6, 2023
North Central Texas Council of Governments 
616 Six Flags Drive 
Arlington, TX 76011