NCTCOG to Provide Online Opportunity to Review Transportation Plans
Arlington, Texas — North Central Texas Council of Governments will offer an online public input opportunity beginning March 8, providing an update of Mobility 2045 and other transportation programs and campaigns. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on these topics through April 7 by visiting www.nctcog.org/input.
One of the primary responsibilities of a Metropolitan Planning Organization is the development and maintenance of a Metropolitan Transportation Plan, a long-range blueprint that lays out transportation system improvements for at least 20 years.
The current MTP for the Dallas-Fort Worth region directs the spending of federal and State transportation funds through 2045. Staff has initiated an update to Mobility 2045 and will provide an overview and timeline for the Plan.
Staff will provide an overview of the Lookout Texans campaign launching this spring. The campaign will run through the fall, focusing on crosswalk safety, biking tips, and how drivers should interact with people biking and walking.
Finally, staff will present results from the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities (DFWCC) 2019 Annual Survey. NCTCOG is the host organization for DFWCC, a US Department of Energy initiative to reduce total energy impacts in the transportation sector. DFWCC has a goal of increasing energy use impacts by 15 percent each year and seeks information from local fleets about alternative fuel use and other fuel-saving activities.
Map Your Experience, the interactive public input mapping too, Regional Smoking Vehicle Program; vehicle incentive opportunities; and regional trail videos produced by NCTCOG will also be highlighted as part of the input opportunity. To request printed copies of the information, call 817-608-2365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be made by emailing email@example.com.
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 in 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.