Arlington, Texas – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will present a draft summary of transportation and air quality planning efforts for the next two years, as well as proposed federally funded transit projects for fiscal year 2017 at public meetings in June.
Residents are encouraged to provide input on the Unified Planning Work Program June 13 (Dallas), June 14 (Arlington) and June 20 (Hurst). The UPWP is a required summary of activities to be undertaken by NCTCOG as the metropolitan planning organization.
Additionally, the public is invited to provide feedback on proposed transit projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration for the following four programs: Urbanized Area Formula, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, State of Good Repair, and Bus and Bus Facilities. This comment period meets the federal requirement for public participation in programs of projects. Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Denton County Transit Authority will host their own public meetings related to their proposed projects and can be contacted directly for more information.
Finally, the Federal Highway Administration and FTA are conducting a review of the metropolitan planning process for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A presentation and survey from the federal agencies are available for the public to review and comment on at www.nctrcog.org/input. To receive a copy of each by mail, call 817-608-2365. There will not be a formal presentation of this topic at public meetings, but information will be highlighted and copies available.
Information on proposed modifications to funded projects, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program and Clean Air Action Day will also be highlighted. Watch the Arlington meeting in real time by clicking the “live” tab at www.nctcog.org/video
. A recording of the presentations will also be posted at www.nctcog.org/input
Additionally, the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration are conducting a review of the metropolitan planning process for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A presentation and survey are available for review and comment at www.nctcog.org/input
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, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 special districts. For more information on the
NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans.
For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.
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/.