2013 Press Releases
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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. <More>
About the Metropolitan Planning Organization:
The NCTCOG Transportation Department and Regional Transportation Council (RTC) form the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Federally designated as the MPO for the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 1974, the MPO works in cooperation with the region's transportation providers to address the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing region. The 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Planning Area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties.
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About the Regional Transportation Council:
The Regional Transportation Council is the independent transportation policy body of the MPO. The RTC meets the second Thursday of each month, and the RTC's 43 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area's transportation providers. The RTC oversees the metropolitan transportation planning process. Primary activities:
- Guiding the development of multimodal transportation plans and programs.
- Determining the allocation of federal, state and regional transportation funds.
- Selecting transportation projects in some programs and recommending projects to the Texas Transportation Commission for other programs.
- Ensuring transportation providers coordinate services.
- Ensuring the metropolitan area complies with state and federal laws and regulations regarding transportation and air quality.
RTC home page (roster, agenda, bylaws, etc.)