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Residents Invited to Discuss Metropolitan Transportation Plan

February Meetings provide additional chance to
comment on Mobility 2045

Feb. 1, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) –North Central Texas Council of Governments staff members will present an update on Mobility 2045 during public meetings in February.

Residents can provide input on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for North Central Texas, as well as several other transportation initiatives, Feb. 5 (Arlington), Feb. 7 (Haltom City) and Feb. 13 (Richardson).

 

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 this spring with RTC action to follow in the summer.

 

In addition to developing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan, NCTCOG is responsible for assisting with funding initiatives and identifying transportation needs.

 

Staff will present the Sustainable Development Phase 4 Program, which awards funding to projects such as transit-oriented development elements and Access North Texas, which documents the transportation needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities and individuals with lower incomes.

 

Staff will also provide proposed modifications to the FY 2018 and FY 2019 Work Program. The Unified Planning Work Program for regional transportation planning provides a summary of transportation and related air quality planning tasks to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization within a two-year period.

 

Finally, modifications to the list of funded projects and the AirCheckTexas Program will be highlighted.

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

 

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

2:30 p.m.

North Central Texas

Council of Governments

616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

 

 

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

6 p.m.

om City Library
4809 Haltom Road
Haltom City, TX 76117

 

 

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

6 p.m.

Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080


 

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. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

 

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.

 

 

   Contact:


Brian Wilson
Phone: (817) 704-2511
Email: bwilson@nctcog.org

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