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The Regional Toll Revenue funding initiative expedites transportation projects by providing desperately needed funding.

FWTAexas Legislature enabled the Texas Department of Transportation to consider public- and private-sector partnerships to finance roadways. The result is a completed project with a toll component  and revenue for transportation projects.

Reliance on traditional funding sources will not be sufficient to meet mobility needs of the growing region.

Increasing costs, an aging infrastructure system and decreasing revenue contribute to a funding shortfall.

   +   SH 121 and Other Transportation Projects

The first agreement to generate Regional Toll Revenue funds was with North Texas Tollway Authority. In exchange for the opportunity to construct, operate and maintain the 26-mile SH 121 toll road for 52 years, North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) paid the region $3.2 billion. The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) used these funds to expedite about 200 transportation projects.

Following input from the public, elected officials and transportation partners, the RTC allocated funds for two categories of projects:

  • Projects previously approved by the RTC but delayed due to costs exceeding funding initially allocated. These are known as "cost overrun" projects.
  • New projects, submitted by transportation partners, cities and counties, selected by the RTC to receive funding following a project evaluation process, collaborative county task force meetings and public input.

A timeline outlines the project selection process while the test version of the interactive Project Tracking System can be used to check on project and fund status and features an interactive map.

For a snapshot of projects with SH 121 RTR funds, review county maps.

   +   RTR Calls for Projects

In May 2007, the Regional Transportation Council established priorities, emphasis areas and set aside funding for future initiatives and calls for projects. | Presentation

Sustainable Development Funds Available Now
A total of $41 million is available for sustainable infrastructure and planning projects. RTR funds were specifically set aside for the 2009 Sustainable Development Call for Projects, which seeks to:

  • Reduce ozone-forming pollution from vehicles
  • Support sustainable communities
  • Foster growth and development around historic downtowns, Main streets, infill areas and passenger rail lines and stations.

< MORE >

   +   Financial Reports

The NCTCOG Administration Department manages Regional Toll Revenue funds based on Regional Transportation Council decisions and allocations.

Below are financial reports, and each includes a one-page summary of recent activities. Go to the interactive Fund and Project Tracking System (Test Version) for project status details.

  Highlights (or descriptive headline)

  • Brief bullet points to highlight most important information in reports
  • Bullet #2
  • Bullet #3
  • The number of bullets will vary monthly

  • Interest Allocation & Cash Balances Report (May 2009) [PDF]
    Compiled from State Comptroller and TxDOT reports.

    Cash Balance:
    Funds in the account (focus of report).
    Budget Balance: Original funds allocated plus expected interest income minus projects that have been approved the RTC and have appropriated funds.

  • Project Spending Report (May 2009) [PDF]
    Compiled from monthly TxDOT spending reports for projects active or about to commence.

    This report illustrates the link between TxDOT files and NCTCOG spending reports. The report shows critical project progress and corrections/adjustments to authorizations and actual expenditures.

  • Programmed Projects Report (May 2009) [PDF]
    List of projects approved by the RTC to receive RTR funds. Once funds are allocated to a project they are considered "programmed."

    The report includes estimated timeframes for fund expenditures.

    The NCTCOG Transportation Department, as staff to the RTC, maintains programming of funds. Modification of the RTR Programmed Funds List must be processed according to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) modification policy which outlines public involvement requirements for making modifications to the TIP, the document listing projects with programmed funds.

Archived Reports | Project and Revenue Tracking System

   +   Implementing Projects with RTR Funds

TxDOT, cities, counties and other transportation partners were recipients of RTR funds, and there are specific steps for initiating and implementing projects awarded RTR funds. Below are agreements and documents important to the process.

  fund and project tracking

upcoming events, timeline

   +   Understanding RTR Accounts and Policies

RTR funds are separated into two accounts, and RTC policies and state legislation determine how funds are allocated among counties and projects. Both accounts can be monitored through the Project and Revenue Tracking System. RTC approval is required for selecting projects to receive RTR funds. Additionally, making changes to projects with allocated, or programmed, RTR funds follows the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Modification Policy since the TIP is a listing of funded transportation projects.

RTR funds are a result of a project with a toll component, and the RTC, as the regional transportation planning policy body for the Dallas-Fort Worth, adopted several toll policies to govern toll rates, allocations and other details.

   +   Staff Contacts
Project Commitments and Approvals
Christie Jestis
Program Manager
Angela Smith
Transportation Planner


Environmental Review
Sandy Wesch, P.E., AICP
Program Manager


Ken Kirkpatrick
Senior Program Manager
Dawn Dalrymple
Grants and Contracts Manager
Brian Murawski
Grants Coordinator


GIS/Technical Support
Omar Barrios
Senior Transportation Planner
Ryan Strickler
Information Analyst
Mick Maguire
Program Manager, Research and Information Services


Interest, Revenue, Expenditure Tracking
Monte Mercer, CPA
Deputy Executive Director
Molly Rendon
Fiscal Manager
Hoyt Taylor
Transportation Fiscal Operations Supervisor


Sustainable Development Call for Projects
Staron Faucher
Transportation Planner
Patrick Mandapaka
Transportation Planner


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