NCTCOG to Present Future Performance Measures in October

10/4/2018

Staff seeks public input on various transportation updates

 

PRESS RELEASE

              Contact: Brian Wilson
 
(Arlington, Texas) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will address potential transportation performance measures and updates to auto-occupancy technology and electric vehicles at this month’s public meetings.

Meetings will be held on Oct. 8 (Arlington), Oct. 15 (Richardson) and Oct. 18 (Fort Worth), and NCTCOG staff will be seeking input from the public.
Staff will present potential targets for certain federally required performance measures included in the transportation planning process. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act requires NCTCOG to adopt targets for pavement and bridge condition, as well as system performance. These performance measures will be reported annually, along with targets for transit asset management and safety, which the Regional Transportation Council previously approved.

Staff will also seek input on the exploration of auto-occupancy verification technology to be used on the region’s TEXpress Lanes. This technology would move away from carpool discounts and shift to a rewards program for TEXpress Lanes. This new approach would use a mobile phone application to verify the number of occupants in a vehicle to determine eligibility for rewards.

Additionally, NCTCOG will address electric vehicles and provide an update on EV incentives available to North Texas residents.

The AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program will also be highlighted.

Watch the Arlington meeting live at www.nctcog.org/video. For more information on public meetings, visit www.nctcog.org/input.

 
Public Meeting Details    
Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
6 p.m.
Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
6 p.m.
Fort Worth Central Library
500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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 238 member governments including 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans
For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.
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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