Arlington, Texas) – Mobility 2045 is expected to be considered by the Regional Transportation Council in June. Before this blueprint for transportation is approved, residents have another chance to provide input. Public meetings on the $135 billion proposal are scheduled to begin May 8 in Fort Worth. They will continue May 15 (Arlington) and May 16 (Richardson).
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan will define the long-term vision for the region’s transportation system and guide spending of federal and State funds. Mobility 2045 will include funding for highways, transit and bicycle-pedestrian facilities that help reduce congestion and improve air quality. Mobility 2045 will focus on connections to help meet the transportation needs of a region with a projected population of more than 11 million by 2045.
Additionally, staff will present information regarding 2018 Transportation Conformity. Transportation Conformity is a federal requirement in Dallas-Fort Worth and other nonattainment areas to conduct air quality analysis on transportation projects, programs and policies. Conformity determinations must demonstrate consistency between ozone-causing emissions expected from implementation of transportation plans and programs, and State requirements.
Details on projects being proposed to receive funding through the Strategic Partnerships Program will also be presented. This program awards federal funding to high-priority projects that leverage funds from local partners or provide a strategic value to the region.
Finally, staff will discuss a new school-siting guidebook and Safe Routes to School plans. NCTCOG’s Community Schools and Transportation Program seeks to advance coordination between cities and school districts, promote sustainable school-siting decisions and improve transportation safety and alternative transportation options to schools.
For more information on the public meetings, visit www.nctcog.org/input
. Watch the Arlington session live at www.nctcog.org/video
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
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