Engine Off North Texas

Engine Off North Texas (EONT) is a regional initiative dedicated to reducing the impacts associated with the unnecessary idling of vehicles. Efforts are focused on expanding the adoption of anti-idling ordinances, implementing policies for fleets, providing idle reduction technology options, and promoting various idle reduction strategies across the region.

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Idling Information

Be more informed about idling from our collection of studies, factsheets, and other resources ,as well as learn how you can reduce unnecessary idling and make better choices.  Currently, the majority of nitrogen oxide on- road mobile source emissions are from heavy- duty vehicles.


Truck IdlingElectrified Parking Space (EPS)
Per VehicleIdlingEPS Use
Hours/Day1010
Days/Month2525
Hours/Month250250
Gallons/Hour.80
Gallons/Month2000
Fuel Cost/Gallon*$4.31n/a
Usage Cost/Hour**n/a$2.37**
Total Cost/Month$862.00$592.50
*Average weekly retail diesel price for gulf  coast region as of 6/9/2022
**Typical cost per hour of use at local DFW electrified parking space provider
Total Savings$1.08/Hour$10.78/Day$269.50/Month$3,234/Year
Source: North Central Texas Council of Government

General Information

Templates and Forms

Studies and Fact Sheets

Idling Tip Sheet Adopt a Clean Fleet PolicyTruck Stop Electrification Study 
Health EffectsPledge to Reduce IdlingIdle Reduction for Long-Haul Trucks: An Economic Comparison for On-Board and Wayside Technology
Idling Restriction CitationsModel Idle Restriction OrdinanceStop and Restart Effects on Modern Vehicle Starting System Components
Local Government GuideSample Implementation PlanIdling Reduction for Personal Vehicles
Engine Off North Texas ToolKitVehicle Idling Exemption Checklist 
Examples of Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

Take Action
You can also report unauthorized idling vehicles for which a letter will be mailed to the registered owner of the idling vehicle, stating that his/her vehicle was anonymously reported for idling, along with information on local idling rules and benefits of not idling. In addition, the information reported may also be shared with local law enforcement agencies to inform them of possible areas of frequent idling occurrences.

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Trucking Industry Involvement

yellow-semiHeavy-duty diesel trucks contribute to 48% of on-road mobile source ozone causing emissions in the North Central Texas region.  Reducing unnecessary idling can help decrease these emissions and provide better air quality for everyone.  NCTCOG wants to help the trucking industry and heavy-duty diesel drivers do their part in improving the environment by providing:

- Information about local anti-idling ordinances within the region
​- Locations of electrified parking spaces
- Idle reduction strategies and available funding information
​- Fleet policy solutions
 

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Local Government in Action

Local governments play a major part in improving air quality for the north central Texas region by adopting and enforcing ordinances and implementing policies that encourage heavy-duty diesel vehicle idle reduction.  NCTCOG has developed several resources available to local governments which includes;

- Potential Enforcement Strategies
- Guidance for Local Governments 
- Clean Fleet Policy 
- TCEQ Idling Limitations Rule Updates
- Idle Free School Zones
 

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Staff Contacts:
Jason Brown
Huong Duong