(Arlington, Texas) — The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting an online input opportunity to give residents the chance to comment on a series of topics pertaining to transportation initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Given the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCTCOG Transportation Department has taken precautions to protect the health of communities. Staff will provide a status report on how the Transportation Department is continuing to work on important regional planning, programming and projects, as well as details on the attorney general’s temporary suspension of Open Meetings Act provisions. Information on what NCTCOG is doing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is available at www.nctcog.org/covid-19
Ensuring business continues to be conducted in an open and transparent manner, NCTCOG will post information about several regional planning efforts online for review.
Dallas-Fort Worth and other metropolitan areas with populations over 200,000 must have a Congestion Management Process to measure congestion levels and prioritize management strategies. Staff will provide a brief overview of federal requirements as well as elements to be considered in the current CMP update.
Traffic incident management plays an important role in improving safety and reducing congestion in North Texas. Proposed funding recommendations for a competitive call for projects related to traffic incident management will also be available for residents to review and comment on online.
Additionally, the Texas Department of Transportation will provide information on an effort to assist people with disabilities in its planning activities and how residents can take an active role in making changes.
Finally, information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, various vehicle incentives and Mobility Plan administrative revisions will be available.
One topic that had been advertised as being part of the public input opportunity, the 10-Year Plan update, has been postponed until May.
Residents are encouraged to provide their input at www.nctcog.org/input
beginning April 13 and continuing through May 12. To request printed copies of the information, call 817-608-2365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans
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 44 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 www.nctcog.org
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