Quality of Life
As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, NCTCOG is charged with enhancing the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. Clean air, water, and the availability of open space for recreation and wildlife habitat are central quality-of-life considerations for residents of North Central Texas. It is important to consider the impacts the transportation system has on these environmental resources. Transportation projects can progress efficiently when transportation planners partner and exchange data with natural resource agencies as part of a broad approach to assess conservation goals and opportunities.