NCTCOG to Discuss Mobility Plan Update, Funding Recommendations at Public Meeting May 9
Arlington, Texas — The North Central Texas Council of Governments will share updates on current and upcoming projects at its next public meeting, to be held at noon Monday, May 9. Topics include an update to the region’s long-term transportation plan, Mobility 2045, and various project and funding proposals.
The meeting will take place at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive. Attend in person or watch the presentations live at www.nctcog.org/input. A video recording will be made available afterward, and residents can comment online through June 7.
As the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, NCTCOG is responsible for developing and maintaining a Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Staff has initiated an update to the current MTP, Mobility 2045, and will provide an overview of the draft plan materials, available at www.nctcog.org/planinprogress. The Regional Transportation Council is set to consider the update to the long-range transportation plan in June. In accordance with requirements set by the Clean Air Act, staff has also performed successful air quality analyses for the Mobility 2045: 2022 Update.
In 2021, work began on NCTCOG’s regional planning exercise to prepare for new transportation technologies – Automated Vehicles 2.1: Planning for Local Partners. The purpose of the AV2.1 planning project is to provide agencies with guidance on planning for emerging transportation technologies and their impacts. Staff will present an update on the status of the project and upcoming outreach initiatives.
Staff will also give an update on funding recommendations from the NCTCOG Electric Vehicle Charging Station Call for Projects, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. All public entities are eligible to apply for grant funding intended for the purchase and installation of publicly accessible Level 2 and Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) electric vehicle charging stations.
With the passage of each new transportation authorization bill, the funding distributions between the eastern and western portions of the Dallas-Fort Worth region are re-evaluated. An overview of the process for establishing the funding split and the proposed new percentages for both mobility and air quality funds will be provided for review and comment.
Additionally, NCTCOG has been working with several cities across the region on funding partnerships for parking garages in proximity to transit stations. An overview of the proposed policy pertaining to parking garage funding requests, along with proposed projects, will be presented for review and comment.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a federally and state-mandated list of transportation projects with committed federal, state and local funding within a four-year period. Staff will present an overview of the TIP development process and provide a final list of projects with funding in Fiscal Year 2023-2026 and the TIP document for review and comment.
The department’s interactive map tool, Map Your Experience; the statewide EV infrastructure plan; fair treatment and meaningful involvement efforts; and administrative revisions for Mobility 2045 will also be highlighted.
For special accommodations due to a disability, language translation needs or to request printed copies of information discussed, contact Thao Tran at 817-704-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. To attend the meeting via phone, dial 855-925-2801 then code 6341. A free roundtrip ride between NCTCOG and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Airport Station can also be arranged with 72 hours’ notice.
Public Meeting Details
Monday, May 9, 2022, Noon
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 229 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit 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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