Dec 9, 2019 (Arlington, Texas) — The North Central Texas Council of Governments
invites the public to review and provide comments online on a new way to receive peak-period managed lane discounts, the hyperloop certification center initiative and more transportation-related projects. Information will be posted at www.nctcog.org/input
for public review and comment Dec. 9, 2019-Jan. 7, 2020.
The Regional Transportation Council’s current Tolled Managed Lane Policy includes a provision for peak-period carpool discounts but requests an exploration of automated occupancy verification technology. NCTCOG, with cooperation from regional partners, has contracted with Carma Technology Corp. to develop an occupancy verification technology solution. The technology will launch in January 2020. Information related to the launch will be provided.
Additionally, Virgin Hyperloop One is seeking a location for a facility to certify its technology, and North Texas has expressed interest. A status report on hyperloop technology in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be posted online, as well as a reaffirmation of the Regional Transportation Council’s support of high-speed rail from Dallas to Houston.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has identified a need for additional buses to shuttle passengers from the ramp to the terminal. The buses are available in a zero-emission electric platform, but electric buses are more expensive than diesel buses. Since this initiative supports efforts to attain federal ozone standards, NCTCOG staff has proposed a strategic funding partnership to help the airport purchase electric buses. More information is posted online.
A comprehensive list of funded transportation projects through 2022 is maintained in the Transportation Improvement Program. Projects with committed funds from federal, State and local sources are included in the TIP. To maintain an accurate project listing, this document is updated on a regular basis and posted online for review and comment.
Additional information will also be available online on electric vehicle initiatives, Texas Emission Reduction Plan funding and the Clean Fleets North Texas 2019 Calls for Projects.
To request printed copies of the information, 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 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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