Engine Off North Texas

What is it?

Engine Off North Texas is a regional initiative dedicated to reducing the impacts associated with the idling of vehicles. Efforts are focused on expanding the adoption of anti-idling ordinances and policies, researching new technologies, and promoting various idle reduction campaigns across the region.

State Idling Rule and other Local Restrictions

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Idling Limitation Rule restricts idling in Texas for all vehicles that do not meet an exception.  Several cities and counties in the north central Texas region have also adopted anti-idling ordinances and policies which means getting caught idling could lead to a citation. Get information on current idling regulations and restrictions and find out ways to help reduce your fleets' idling time.

TCEQ Vehicle Idling Restriction Rule
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What can you do?

Everyone

By being aware and reducing your own idling, you're already improving your community's air quality while setting a great example for others.  To recieve idling information straight into your inbox, sign up for our email updates. 

You can also report unauthorized idling vehicles which a letter will be mailed to the registered owner of the idling vehicle stating that his/her vehicle was anonymously reported for idling, and information on local idling rules, benefits of not idling. In addition, the information reported may also be shared with local law enforcement agencies to inform them of possible areas of frequent idling occurrences.

Take our survery and give us feedback on NCTCOG Idle Reduction Strategies for us to better serve our region. 

Freight

Reducing your idling time isn't just the green thing to do, it also saves you some green!  There are several ways to reduce your idling like adding on EPA SmartWay Verified Technology or tweaking your driving behavior.  Additionally, TCEQ's Idling Limitation Rule restricts idling in Texas for all vehicles that do not meet an exception.  Several cities and counties in the north central Texas region have also adopted anti-idling ordinances and policies which means getting caught idling could lead to a citation. Get information on current idling regulations and restrictions and find out ways to help reduce your fleets' idling time.

Local Governement

Clean air for our cities and counties not only means people can breathe easier but it can also attract businesses. To ensure we can continue to have clean air for all residents in the future, it's important to consider implementing anti-idling ordinances and policies in your city and/or county.  

Throughout North Central Texas, civic leaders and local officials have been teaming up to reduce idling of vehicles as part of a state-wide initiative to reduce ozone-forming emissions and to protect public health. 



 

Everyone

Freight

Government

Report an Idling Vehicle Idling Reduction Technology Local Government Guide [pdf 994 kb]
Spread Awareness (Request Brochures, Posters, and Street Signs) Idle Reduction Strategies for Truck Drivers Enforce Anti-Idling Ordinances and Policies
Give us feedback on our idling reduction strategies Adopt a Clean Fleet Policy Adopt a No Idling School Zone Policy [coming soon]
Sign up for email updates SMARTE Program
  EPA SmartWay Partnerships  
  Pledge to Reduce Idling [word 27 kB]  

Staff Contacts: Jason Brown, Huong Duong