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Transportation Funding Opportunities and Projects to be Explored July 13-16

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July 10, 2015 (Arlington, Texas) – Federal Transit Administration funding and development of the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will be discussed during public meetings on July 13 in Carrollton, July 15 in Arlington and July 16 in Fort Worth.

NCTCOG recently issued a call for projects to competitively award Federal Transit Administration funding from two programs that support transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals. Approximately $4.9 million in funding was available to award in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Denton-Lewisville urbanized areas. Staff will present recommendations to award five projects the available federal funding.

Efforts related to development of the 2017-2020 TIP, a near-term list of funded transportation projects, will also be presented. A determination will be made regarding which of the Regional Transportation Council’s (RTC) ongoing air quality and management/operations projects should be continued, which ones can be discontinued and which new programs/projects of this nature should be considered for inclusion in the new TIP. Staff will introduce efforts to extend both new and existing RTC air quality and management/operations projects and programs. Additional intersection improvement projects are being proposed for funding as well.

Additionally, a review of legacy transportation projects will be introduced during the meetings. Staff is developing the list of projects on which funding is expected to be spent between 2017 and 2020, and a list of projects funded 10 or more years ago, but not yet implemented is under review. The intent is to ensure high-priority, ready-to-proceed projects receive funding, and to determine if older, lower priority projects should be canceled. Staff will review the list of legacy projects and steps required of the implementing agencies for projects to continue to be funded.

Following the meeting on July 15, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at www.nctcog.org/meetings.

Public Meeting Details

Monday, July 13
6:30 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake
Public Library
1700 Keller Springs Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

Wednesday, July 15
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Thursday, July 16
6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Intermodal
Transportation Center
1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102


 

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.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

      Contact:


Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284 awilson@nctcog.org

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