Comment on Funding Program for Safety, Innovative Projects

PRESS RELEASE
 
Contact: Brian Wilson
(817) 704-2511
bwilson@nctcog.org
 
March 12, 2018 (Arlington, Texas) – A funding program for safety, innovative and emergency transportation projects will be available for review during an online public comment period, scheduled to begin March 12.
The Safety, Innovative Construction and Emergency Projects Program awards federal funding for emergencies and to projects that improve safety conditions or have innovative construction methods. Details on the program and the projects being proposed for funding are available at www.nctcog.org/input.  
 
Information related to April Car Care Clinics, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program and funding opportunities for vehicles and refueling stations will also be posted throughout the comment period, which runs until April 10.
 
NCTCOG is partnering with local repair facilities to offer free engine code scans and multi-point vehicle checkups during the month of April. Car Care Clinics help promote vehicle maintenance and improve air quality.
 
AirCheckTexas offers qualifying motorists up to $3,500 to replace vehicles that have failed the emissions portion of the State inspection or are at least 10 years old. The program also provides up to $600 toward emissions repairs for residents who meet the income criteria.
  
NCTCOG will open the Clean Fleets North Texas 2018 Call for Projects in March. This opportunity will pay for up to 45 percent of the cost of replacing heavy-duty diesel vehicles or non-road equipment owned by public fleets or private entities.
Additionally, the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan recently reopened the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program for a second round. The program provides funding for the installation or expansion of alternative fuel refueling infrastructure.
To participate in the online comment period, visit www.nctcog.org/input. To request printed copies, call 817-608-2365 or email cbaylor@nctcog.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 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans.
 
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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3/12/2018

Input on transportation program accepted online through April 10

 
 
(Arlington, Texas) – A funding program for safety, innovative and emergency transportation projects will be available for review during an online public comment period, scheduled to begin March 12.
The Safety, Innovative Construction and Emergency Projects Program awards federal funding for emergencies and to projects that improve safety conditions or have innovative construction methods. Details on the program and the projects being proposed for funding are available at www.nctcog.org/input.  
 
Information related to April Car Care Clinics, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program and funding opportunities for vehicles and refueling stations will also be posted throughout the comment period, which runs until April 10.
 
NCTCOG is partnering with local repair facilities to offer free engine code scans and multi-point vehicle checkups during the month of April. Car Care Clinics help promote vehicle maintenance and improve air quality.
 
AirCheckTexas offers qualifying motorists up to $3,500 to replace vehicles that have failed the emissions portion of the State inspection or are at least 10 years old. The program also provides up to $600 toward emissions repairs for residents who meet the income criteria.
  
NCTCOG will open the Clean Fleets North Texas 2018 Call for Projects in March. This opportunity will pay for up to 45 percent of the cost of replacing heavy-duty diesel vehicles or non-road equipment owned by public fleets or private entities.
Additionally, the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan recently reopened the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program for a second round. The program provides funding for the installation or expansion of alternative fuel refueling infrastructure.
To participate in the online comment period, visit www.nctcog.org/input. To request printed copies, call 817-608-2365 or email cbaylor@nctcog.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 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans.
 
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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