NCTCOG to Highlight Transportation, Air Quality Projects at April Hybrid Public Meeting
High-speed rail corridor project update to be provided
The meeting will be held at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, located at 616 Six Flags Drive. Residents can also watch live from wherever they are at https://publicinput.com/nctcogApril23. Those unable to attend the meeting in person or join online can participate via phone by dialing 855-925-2801, then code 2865.
NCTCOG is looking to integrate regional efforts with statewide planning for an intercity high-speed passenger rail corridor from Fort Worth to Dallas and on to Houston. In addition to information about regional and state planning for the project, staff will provide updates on legislative issues related to high-speed rail.
April is Car Care Awareness month. The CCA program helps educate people about the impact of vehicle maintenance on regional air quality. To access information on how to keep your vehicle running efficiently and handle maintenance issues that may arise, visit http://ntxcarcare.org. Additionally, during the meeting, staff will share information about improper vehicle inspections and registrations involving temporary tags and their impact on regional air quality.
The 2023 ozone season began March 1. Currently,10 North Texas counties do not meet the federal air quality standard for the pollutant ozone. Staff will present an introduction to the pollutant, overview of air quality progress, ozone season update and strategies to help reduce air pollution and reach attainment. Ozone season ends on November 30.
An advisory committee is being created by the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition. This committee will support DFW Clean Cities by providing diverse input, assisting with event publicity, networking and increasing stakeholder engagement. Staff will address details about the advisory committee, including the nomination process.
Walk to School Day 2023 is October 4. To celebrate, NCTCOG will be giving away prizes and raffling off bikes to encourage participation. Staff will present details about activities and promotions related to the event.
Additionally, staff will also provide information about strategic transit strategic partnerships, administrative revisions to Mobility 2045: 2022 Update, Map Your Experience, and vehicle incentives and funding opportunities.
For residents who want to take transit to the meeting, $6 roundtrip rides from the Centerport/DFW Airport Station to NCTCOG are available on VIA, through https://city.ridewithvia.com/arlington.
For special accommodations due to disabilities or language interpretation, contact 817-695-9255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comments will be accepted until May 9. To make a public comment, visit http://publicinput.com/nctcogApril23
Public Meeting Details
Noon Monday, April 10, 2023
North Central Texas Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011