(Arlington, Texas) — North Texans will be presented details on two major project proposals that could help shape parts of Fort Worth and Plano during a public meeting in March.
The Regional Transportation Council is considering funding a land-use change at the former Collin Creek Mall site in Plano and has also been asked to fund a change order of $20 million on the Trinity River Bridges in Fort Worth to help expedite completion. The bridges are part of Fort Worth’s Panther Island flood control project.
North Central Texas Council of Governments staff will also discuss the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program during a public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, March 9 at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive.
The TIP is a federally and state-mandated list of transportation projects with committed funding within a four-year period. An overview of the development process and a draft list of active projects in the region will be presented for review.
Additionally, staff will present an overview of the Mobility 2045 Policy Bundle Program, which includes a list of voluntary policies that local governments and transportation agencies can choose to adopt. These policies aim to address issues affecting transportation in the region.
Finally, staff will provide an overview of the upcoming ozone season as well as statistics from the 2018 DFW Annual Fleet Survey. Information on spring outreach season, the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, vehicle incentives and administrative changes to Mobility 2045 will also be highlighted.
The meeting will be streamed live at www.nctcog.org/video
for those not able to make it in person. A video of the presentation will be available after the meeting at www.nctcog.org/input
About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
What: Public meeting
When: 6 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020
Where: 616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
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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