nctcog logo
transportation label
navigational bar


Automated Transportation Technology

NCTCOG seeks to advance the development and deployment of transportation technologies that will deliver safer and more efficient transportation for the North Texas region. This technology includes vehicle automation, such as autonomous vehicles, and technologies that will provide improved real-time information to drivers and vehicles in North Texas. Through smart use of transportation technology, North Texas may be able to squeeze more value out of its transportation assets, improving the economy and the quality of life in the region.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) coordinates with cities, counties and transportation partners to plan for transportation improvements in the future of North Texas. NCTCOG considers automated transportation solutions part of the region's long-term transportation strategy.

Program Contact:
Thomas J. Bamonte, 469.600.0524



NHSTA image

In 2016, motor vehicle-related crashes on U.S. highways claimed 37,461 lives. Our research tells us that 94 percent of serious crashes are due to dangerous choices or errors people make behind the wheel. NHTSA and our State partners have worked for decades to help drivers make safer choices – to wear seat belts on every trip, to avoid driving intoxicated, drowsy, or distracted – but people still make those choices and still crash. Driver assistance technologies seek to address these errors and save lives.


For more information on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's commitment to Automated Vehicle Technology, visit Automated Vehicles for Safety.


Source:  U.S. Department of Transportation


What We're Doing


Grant Programs


Application Deadline EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY, May 18, 2018, 5:00 pm

Traffic Signal Data Sharing Program

This program aims to assist local governments create a more connected traffic signal system.  The maximum amount for this grant, per applicant, is $25,000. If applicable, focus on improving a Route of Significance (list and map) within your jurisdiction.  Additionally, this solution should generate data that you are able, and willing, to share with outside entities (such as neighboring municipalities, NCTCOG, travel application developers, 911 call centers, etc.).


Application Deadline EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY, May 18, 2018, 5:00 pm

511DFW/Waze Program

This solution should try to connect your road closure and major event information to Waze.  We include 511DFW here because we’d like to see entities inputting their traffic information into 511DFW because 511 is already connected to Waze, providing a feed of traffic information.    Preference is given to solutions that focus on incorporating 911 call centers into this data sharing effort with Waze and 511DFW.  This grant also caps at $25,000 per applicant. 


RTC Approves CMAQ/STBG Funding: Local Bond Program Partnerships

9/14/17 - The Regional Transportation Council approved aLocal Bond Program to leverage bond funds for projects of strategic importance to local governments and the region.

Texas Transportation Innovation Activities Presented to the RTC

8/10/17 - Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment from around the regoin includes the Micro On-Demand Rideshare System in Arlington, North Central Texas Regional Smart Transportation System in Dallas, and integrated operations at DART.

American Planning Association Knowledge Base of Resources

on Automated Vehicles




Internet of Moving Things



            Recent Events      


Texas Self-Driving Vehicle Summit:
The Future of Transportation, Today
Thursday, May 10, 2018

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Hall Group Office
3201 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034



A regional showcase event was held on May 10 that included demonstration rides, a panel discussion with the Frisco Transportation Management Association, and



IH 35E Highway Sign

     February 23, 2018
      IH-35 Traveler Information
       During Construction


This one-hour workshop in the Transportation Council Room at NCTCOG Offices included presentations by Robert Brydia and Christopher Poe with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Brian Moen, P.E., City of Frisco.

Workshop Presentations
IH-35 Traveler Information Presentation City of Frisco Closest to Dispatch


Workshop Presentation Image Workshop Presentation Image
Workshop Presentation Image Workshop Presentation Image



December 7, 2017

Automated Vehicles Demo

Automated Vehicles and Public Transportation in Texas
Demo and Discussion

Public transit officials and other interested parties enjoyed a demonstration ride on Milo, the low-speed, battery-powered autonomous vehicle, leased by the City of Arlington.  Attendees also participated in a group discussion on the implications of autonomous vehicles for public transit. For more about the City of Arlington's, Milo pilot project, please click here.


Event Presentations

December 8, 2017


Integrating WAZE Data into Operations Workshop

The WAZE Data Workshop was attended by more than 100 interested parties representing municipalities, counties, government agencies, emergency management, transit agencies, universities, the Texas Department of Transportation, and others.  For more information on the WAZE platform and to learn about the WAZE Connected Citizens Program, please visit


Workshop Presentations


WAZE Integrating Data Workshop






Techmeme Driverless Update

Right click an article of interest and open in New Window.


   6/20/2018  MM/DD/YYYY REV lk %Trans

Find Us on Facebook  Follow Us on Twitter  Tubin with the COG Trans  Grammin with CogTrans
 North Central Texas Council of Governments | 616 Six Flags Drive P.O. Box 5888 Arlington, TX 76005-5888
 Main Operator: (817) 640-3300 | Fax: (817) 640-7806
This is a button to ask for permission to use our photos and logos Link to NCTCOG Transportation Facebook Page