Arlington, Texas — The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting an online input opportunity beginning May 11 to give residents the chance to comment on a series of transportation initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
North Texans are encouraged to provide their input at www.nctcog.org/input
through June 9.
NCTCOG staff will present an update to the 10-Year Plan, which includes a draft list of projects through Fiscal Year 2030. This is an annual update to the original 10-Year Plan the Regional Transportation Council approved in 2016, which identified major projects to be implemented in the region by FY2026.
Staff will also discuss the current Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Mobility 2045, and will provide an overview and proposed timeline for an update to the Plan. One of the primary responsibilities of a metropolitan planning organization is the development and maintenance of an MTP, a blueprint to guide the expenditure of transportation funds over at least 20 years.
Additionally, staff will discuss impacts from COVID-19 on the transportation system. A recent analysis of how stay-at-home orders have impacted air quality indicates that the decline in traffic has yielded emissions benefits.
NCTCOG has introduced an interactive tool allowing North Texans to provide input to help planners better serve their transportation needs. With “Map Your Experience,” users of the transportation system can post comments about what they encounter or ideas that could help other users of the system. This tool, available at www.nctcog.org/mapyourexperience
, will be highlighted as part of the online input opportunity.
And staff will discuss upcoming fleet data collection projects for natural gas and electric vehicles. The natural gas vehicle data will be used to compare natural gas maintenance costs to those of diesel vehicles to help fleets make more informed decisions about future purchases. The electric vehicle project will focus on understanding vehicle and charging station patterns and performance data that will aid in research planning.
Finally, staff will provide an overview of the recently updated Air Quality Handbook. Information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program and vehicle incentive opportunities will also be highlighted.
To request printed copies of the information presented, 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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