Arlington, Texas – North Central Texas Council of Governments staff will present an update on Mobility 2045, Unified Planning Work Program modifications and SolSmart designations during public meetings in January.
Residents can provide input on Mobility 2045, the long-range transportation plan for North Central Texas, and work program modifications at public meetings on Jan. 9 (Carrollton), Jan. 10 (Arlington) and Jan. 16 (Fort Worth).
Mobility 2045 will define a long-term vision for the region’s transportation system and guide spending of federal and state transportation funds. This includes funding for highways, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other programs that can reduce congestion and improve air quality. Draft recommendations are expected to be available in spring 2018 with RTC action to follow in the summer.
North Texas is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation and is expected to see its population swell to approximately 11.2 million by 2045. Employment will rise to about 7 million by the same year. A comprehensive strategy, which includes embracing new technologies, will be relied on to meet the needs of the expanding region.
In addition to developing a long-range transportation plan, NCTCOG staff also creates a Unified Planning Work Program. The UPWP for regional transportation planning provides a summary of transportation and related air quality planning tasks to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization over a two-year period. Proposed modifications to the FY 2018 and FY 2019 UPWP will be presented.
Staff will also present the benefits of solar power and showcase participating cities and their solar-friendly efforts. NCTCOG has served as a SolSmart adviser to North Texas for the past year by hosting trainings and webinars and working with individual cities to make the region more solar friendly.
Finally, AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine will be highlighted. AirCheckTexas provides financial assistance to qualifying motorists to repair or replace vehicles.
Watch the Arlington meeting in real time by clicking the “live” tab at www.nctcog.org/video. A recording of the presentations will also be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.
Public Meeting Details
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Crosby Recreation Center
1610 E. Crosby Road
Carrollton, TX 76006
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Ella Mae Shamblee Library
1062 E. Evans Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts.