NCTCOG to Highlight Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan and Ongoing Air Quality Efforts Oct. 9


Public will hear update on grant to improve region’s air quality, reduce greenhouse gases

(Arlington, TEXAS) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments is hosting a public meeting at noon Oct. 9 to highlight ongoing environmental efforts and work to develop the next long-range transportation plan, Mobility 2050.

The meeting will be held at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive. Residents are invited to attend in person, watch the presentations live at or participate via phone by dialing 855-925-2801, then code 2199.

The development and maintenance of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan is one of the main responsibilities of NCTCOG as a metropolitan planning organization. NCTCOG has begun updating the current MTP and will provide an overview and proposed timeline for the development of Mobility 2050.

As a result of the Environmental Protection Agency approving a new emissions ceiling for the DFW ozone nonattainment area, NCTCOG needed to perform an air quality analysis to determine that nitrogen oxides (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are below ceilings set in motor vehicle emissions budgets. NCTCOG staff has conducted successful analyses for the required MVEB analysis year, horizon year and interim years. Staff will provide an overview of the results.

NCTCOG has been awarded a planning grant through the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program. CPRG will provide funding to assist in developing a plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth region with the goal of reducing greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants. Once the plan is developed, other organizations and entities will be able to pursue funding from the EPA for implementation. Staff will provide details on the planning grants and how to get involved.

Information will also be provided about Interactive Public Input: Map Your Experience, Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP), vehicle incentive and funding opportunities and Engine Off North Texas (EONT).

Additionally, proposed administrative amendments to Mobility 2045-2022 Update will be available for public comment. To make a public comment, visit Public comments will be accepted until Nov. 7.

For residents who want to take transit to the meeting, $6 roundtrip rides from the Centerport/DFW Airport Station to NCTCOG are available on the Arlington Transportation app, through For special accommodation due to disabilities or language interpretation, contact 817-695-9255 or email
Public Meeting Details      
Noon Monday, Oct. 9
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

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. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered in the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 229 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit

About the Regional Transportation Council:
The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. The MPO works in cooperation with the region’s transportation providers to address the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties. The RTC’s 45 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area’s transportation providers. More information can be found at