NCTCOG to Present Projects Eligible for Funding Opportunities

11/7/2018
Staff to pursue public input at meeting on Nov. 13
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Brian Wilson
 
Arlington, Texas – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a public meeting in November to seek input on the strategic transportation partnerships, high-speed rail initiatives and the region’s air quality progress.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive.

Staff will present the Strategic Partnerships Round 3 Program, which includes projects being proposed for federal mobility and air quality funding. Among the qualifying projects are those that leverage funds from local partners, have been submitted by cities that qualify for federal toll credits and result in intersection improvements.

Next, staff will present updates on the Fort Worth-to-Laredo high-speed rail project, including specific development initiatives and staff advancement efforts. In addition, staff will update the public on both the Dallas-to-Fort Worth and the Dallas-to-Houston projects.

The meeting will wrap up with the preliminary results from this year’s ozone season, which concludes Nov. 30. North Texas has shown progress on the air quality front, having recorded its best ozone concentration to date, 76 parts per billion, according to preliminary data.

However, more work remains, as nine of the region’s counties are working to reach attainment of the federal government’s latest ozone standard of 70 ppb. Other air quality accomplishments will also be highlighted during the public meeting.

Information on electric vehicle incentives and the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program will also be available at the public meeting. For more about the new electric vehicle models in Texas and which ones qualify for certain rebates visit www.dfwcleancities.org/evnt. Residents can also visit www.airchecktexas.org to seek more information about which vehicles are eligible for other incentives and how you can receive assistance for a vehicle that has failed the emissions portion of the state exam in the last 30 days.

Watch the meeting live at www.nctcog.org/video. For more information on the meeting, including the presentations, visit www.nctcog.org/input.
 
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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