The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funds air quality or transit projects that address attainment of National Ambient Air Quality standards in non-attainment areas. Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds mobility and air quality projects that address transportation needs within Metropolitan Area boundaries with populations greater than 200,000.
In April 2017, NCTCOG presented a process to select CMAQ/STBG projects via several funding programs to the Regional Transportation Council (RTC). The individual funding programs include:
Federal/Local Funding Exchanges
To increase regional revenues through the exchange of federal funds and local funding. This effort establishes Phases 3 and 4 of the RTC/Local program.
RTC Action Items
Automated Vehicle Program
To advance automated vehicle testing, infrastructure, and deployment in the region.
RTC Action Item – Approved April 2017
To coordinate and develop partnerships with local agencies to help fund high-priority projects, leverage non-RTC funds, and advance project development.
RTC Action Items:
Planning and Other Studies
To provide funding for planning and feasibility studies to examine future project scenarios.
RTC Action Item – Coordinated approval with the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) action in July 2017.
10-Year Plan / Proposition 1 Adjustments
Designated to fund any cost overruns on Proposition 1 projects not already handled through the 10-Year Plan effort, and to make adjustments to 10-Year Plan projects due to timing and inflation.
North Central Texas Regional 10-Year Plan
Proposition 1 Funding Program
Sustainable Development Phase 4: Turnback Program, Context Sensitive, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Projects
Purpose: To support sustainable development initiatives by providing funds for Turnback Partnerships, Context Sensitive Design, and TOD projects.
RTC Action Item – Approved March 2018
Purpose: To assist regional partners with innovative transit projects and provide alternative modes of transportation throughout the region.
RTC Action Item – Approved July 2017
Assessment Policy Program(s) / Project(s)
Purpose: Implementation of a policy to assess the increased value of transportation improvements to adjacent property, so as development occurs along the project area the RTC is repaid for improvements funded along the corridor.
This program is pending STTC and RTC approval in the coming months.
Local Bond Program Partnerships
Purpose: To leverage bond funds with local governments for projects of strategic importance in the region.
RTC Action Item – Approved October 2017
Safety, Innovative Construction, and Emergency Projects
Purpose: To support operations, safety, innovative construction, and emergency improvements.
RTC Action Item – Approved April 2018
Management and Operations (M&O), NCTCOG-Implemented, and Regional/Air Quality Programs
Purpose: To consider extending existing and funding new regional air quality and management/operations programs.
Anticipate initiating this program in Fall 2018.
Staff Contacts: Christie Gotti, Ken Bunkley, Rylea Roderick, Brian Dell, Mark Kinnaman, Cody Derrick
, Trey Salinas, Wade Haffey, Evan Newton, Omar Barrios