Arlington, Texas — North Texas residents will have an opportunity beginning Nov. 9 to review and comment online about transportation programs and initiatives being undertaken by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
Staff will present details on the third round of projects related to the Collin County Partnership and COVID-19 Infrastructure Program as part of an online input opportunity at www.nctcog.org/input
. The infrastructure program awards federal and regional funding to projects that need expedited action and meet one or several of the Regional Transportation Council policies outlined in Mobility 2045. This includes better school integration, improved freight connections, and new regional bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The overall goal is to stimulate the economy while providing funding to key transportation projects.
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requires NCTCOG staff to plan projects and programs that assist in achieving statewide performance targets for National Highway System (NHS) pavement and bridge conditions. Target adjustments are currently being considered. Staff will describe and present NCTCOG’s role in the target-setting process, present recent regional and statewide performance changes and explain how NCTCOG will continue to aid in improving NHS infrastructure conditions.
Finally, staff will provide updates on this year’s National Drive Electric Week virtual event. NDEW is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. It serves as an opportunity to educate the public and discuss the benefits of electric vehicles and the role they play in improving the region’s air quality.
Staff will provide an update on local electric vehicle trends and highlight successful electric vehicle projects in North Texas.
The Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, vehicle incentive opportunities and administrative revisions for Mobility 2045, the region’s long-term transportation plan, will also be highlighted.
Residents are encouraged to provide their input at www.nctcog.org/input
beginning through Dec. 8. To request printed copies of the information, call 817-608-2365 or email email@example.com
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 on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 229 member governments including 16 counties, 167 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit NCTCOG.org/trans
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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