NCTCOG to Seek Input on Bike-Pedestrian Funding on Nov. 7

Brian Wilson

ARLINGTON, Texas – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a hybrid public meeting this month to offer North Texans an update on Transportation Alternatives Program funding recommendations, a regional policy supporting context sensitive design and other topics.
The meeting will take place at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, at noon Monday,

Nov. 7. Residents may attend the meeting, watch it online at or participate via phone by dialing 855-925-2801, then code 2233.

Staff will provide an overview of the recommended funding awards for the Transportation Alternatives Program Call for Projects. Projects eligible under this program include the construction of on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, rail station connections, activities related to the Safe Routes to School initiative and safety improvements.

NCTCOG is also proposing a draft policy resolution supporting a regional model for complete streets and context sensitive design. This resolution outlines the importance of planning and constructing complete streets and serves as the framework for encouraging such policies across the region. The draft policy will be presented for review and comment.
Additionally, staff will provide a recap of promotional efforts and the results of the events held at schools that celebrated Walk to School Day on Oct.12.

Finally, staff will present an update on current air quality standings, compare current standings with previous ozone seasons and highlight potential implications facing the region for not meeting federal attainment requirements for ozone.

A recording of the presentations will also be posted at For special accommodations due to a disability, language interpretation, for printed copies of presentations, or to request a free roundtrip ride between NCTCOG and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW, contact Jackie Castillo at 817-695-9255 or at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Reasonable accommodations will be made.

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, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit

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