NCTCOG Welcomes Input on Transportation Planning at Dec. 12 Hybrid Meeting

Brian Wilson
Arlington, Texas – The North Central Texas Council of Governments is hosting a hybrid public meeting in December, providing North Texans the opportunity to participate directly in the transportation planning process.

Topics to be discussed include the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study, the Map Your Experience 2022 Insights Report, transportation conformity and the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Fleet Recognition Awards.

The meeting will take place at noon Dec. 12 at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive. Residents can also watch the presentations live at or participate via phone by dialing 855-925-2801, then code 3711. Public comments will be accepted through Jan. 10.

Phase 1 of the DFW High-Speed Transportation Connections Study is complete. Staff will review the recommended alignments and high-speed mode selected in Phase 1, and provide details for Phase 2, including the preliminary engineering and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation process.

Map Your Experience gathers input on transportation from members of the public, who are
able to share their insights from daily use of the transportation system. Public comments help identify transportation issues across the region so NCTCOG can work with partner agencies to find solutions. Staff will provide a report summarizing comments received since May 2020.

The Clean Air Act requires metropolitan planning organizations to perform a transportation conformity analysis when a Metropolitan Transportation Plan is developed or updated. The Federal Highway Administration confirmed the determination deadline could not be met for the Mobility 2045 - 2022 Update and initiated a transportation conformity lapse grace period for the Dallas-Fort Worth nonattainment area. Staff will discuss details of the grace period and its effect on the conformity determination process.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition’s Fleet Recognition Awards were recently presented to local fleets that are using alternative fuels to help reduce energy impacts on regional transportation. An overview of the 2021 annual survey information about the use of alternative fuels around the region will also be presented to the public.

Additionally, a comprehensive list of funded transportation projects through 2026 is available to review online. Known as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), this document includes committed funds from federal, state, and local sources and is updated on a regular basis. Staff will also highlight resources such as Map Your Experience, the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, vehicle incentive opportunities, the Saving Money and Reducing Truck Emissions program and Engine Off North Texas.

For those who want to take transit to the meeting, $6 roundtrip rides from the Centreport/DFW Airport Station to NCTCOG are available on VIA, through the rideshare provider’s app. For special accommodations due to disabilities or language interpretation, contact
817-695-9255 or email

Public Meeting Details
Monday, Dec. 12, 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 in 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

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