NCTCOG to Highlight Efforts to Improve Quality of Life at June 12 Public Meeting
Public comment available until July 11
The hybrid public meeting will be held at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, and available live online at www.publicinput.com/nctcogJune23. Participate via phone by dialing 855-925-2801, then code 2463.
The Transit Strategic Partnerships Program accepted project ideas for the May 2023 cycle through May 31. This program allows innovative transit projects and solutions to be connected to both public agencies looking to implement services and those seeking to partner with an existing transit provider.
NCTCOG and its consulting firm for the Automated Transportation System (ATS) Initiative have completed a study that identifies existing ATS vehicles and describes the present state of technology in the field of dynamic wireless charging. The intention of the ATS Initiative is to develop ATS networks to move goods and people in urban centers throughout the region. Staff will be presenting the results of the study.
Additionally, NCTCOG is applying for Climate Pollution Reduction grants from the Environmental Protection Agency. The program will provide funding to develop a regional plan to reduce greenhouse gases and other harmful air pollutants. Once the plan is developed, entities can pursue funding from the EPA to assist with implementation. Staff will provide details on the program, including the application process.
The Regional Scrap Tire Program offers ways to reduce the number of scrap and abandoned tires in the region, which helps alleviate environmental and public health nuisances. Staff will provide additional program details for review and comment.
Federal legislation requires NCTCOG to collaborate with the Texas Department of Transportation on the evaluation and establishment of targets for the condition of National Highway System pavement and bridges. Public input is being requested on a pending decision to either affirm support for TxDOT’s new statewide targets or establish separate regional targets. Staff will provide updates on state and regional estimates, potential effects of new funding and coordination efforts.
The Unified Planning Work Program provides a summary of transportation and air quality projects to be conducted by NCTCOG. Recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2024 and FY2025 UPWP draft will be presented for public review and comment.
During the meeting, staff will also provide information about the Juneteenth Museum partnership; administrative revisions to the Mobility 2045: 2022 Update; the department’s interactive public input tool, Map Your Experience; and vehicle incentive and funding opportunities.
For residents who want to take transit to the meeting, $6 roundtrip rides from the Centerport/DFW Airport Station to NCTCOG are available on VIA, through https://city.ridewithvia.com/arlington. For special accommodations due to disabilities or language interpretation, contact 817-695-9255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Meeting Details
Noon Monday, June 12, 2023
North Central Texas of Governemnts
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 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 45 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.