Engine Off North Texas

Engine Off North Texas (EONT) is a regional initiative dedicated to reducing the impacts associated with the unnecessary idling of vehicles. Efforts are focused on expanding the adoption of anti-idling ordinances implementing policies for fleets, providing idle reduction technology options, and promoting various idle reduction strategies across the region.

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Idling Information

Be more informed about idling from our collection of studies, factsheets, and other resources as well as learn how you can reduce unnecessary idling and make better choices.

General Information

Templates and Forms

Studies and Fact Sheets

Health Effects Adopt a Clean Fleet Policy Truck Stop Electrification Study  [pdf 1967 kB] 
Idling Tip Sheet Pledge to Reduce Idling Idle Reduction for Long- Haul Trucks: An Economic Comparison for On- Board and Wayside Technology
Idling Restriction Citations Model Idle Restriction Ordinance Stop and Restart Effects on Modern Vehicle Starting System Components
  Sample Implementation Plan Idling Reduction for Personal Vehicles
  Vehicle Idling Exempton Checklist  

yellow-semiHeavy- duty diesel trucks contribute to 48% of ozone causing emissions in the north central Texas region.  Reducing unnecessary idling can help decrease these emissions and provide better air quality for everyone.  NCTCOG wants to help the trucking industry and heavy- duty diesel drivers do their part in improving the environment by providing;

Information about local anti-idling ordinances within the region 
​Locations of electrified parking spaces 
Idle reduction strategies and available funding information
​Fleet policy solutions


Local governments play a major part in improving air quality for the north central Texas region by adopting and enforcing ordinances and implementing policies that encourage heavy-duty diesel vehicle idle reduction.  NCTCOG has developed several resources available to local governments which includes;

Potential Enforcement strategies
Guidance for Local Governments 
Clean Fleet Policy 
TCEQ Idling Limitations rule updates


Staff Contacts:
Jason Brown
Huong Duong