Public Input Sought on Regional Transportation Planning Efforts
Arlington, Texas — North Texans can review and comment on several transportation planning efforts taking place across the region during the next public input opportunity, which begins August 9 and continues through September 7.
North Central Texas Council of Governments staff will provide details on Map Your Experience, the Transportation Department's online input mapping tool. Comments from the tool will be used to guide the update to Mobility 2045, the region's long-range metropolitan transportation plan.
Staff will also present the details of the Strategic Plan for Downtown Wylie. This plan, for which NCTCOG provided technical support, was completed in May 2020 and outlines infrastructure and policy recommendations promoting bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and economic development.
Additionally, staff will introduce this year’s state of the region report, Progress North Texas: Transportation For All. Progress North Texas highlights challenges, opportunities and developments in regional transportation in the past year. The report utilizes performance measures to tell the story of how the region’s transportation system is doing.
Finally, information on several regional air quality programs will be posted. Electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity as a sustainable alternative to traditional automobiles. Staff will present information examining various funding opportunities for EV charging station infrastructure.
Engine Off North Texas focuses on reducing unnecessary idling from heavy-duty trucks. Staff will present information on alternatives to idling and tactics that assist local governments in implementing and enforcing idle reduction policies within their jurisdictions.
Information on mobility plan administrative revisions, the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program and vehicle incentive opportunities will also be highlighted.
For more information and a recording of the presentations, visit www.nctcog.org/input. To request hard copies of the information, call 817-608-2365 or email Carli Baylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.