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PRESS RELEASE

North Central Texas Council of Governments


 

AirCheckTexas Can Help
Replace and Repair
Vehicles

Popular emissions-reduction program is accepting applications

June 23, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – With millions of dollars in funding available, the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program continues to accept applications. Eligible individuals can receive a voucher to help replace or repair their vehicles.

Vouchers for vehicle replacement are worth $3,000 – $3,500, depending on the replacement vehicle purchased. Motorists seeking assistance for repairs can receive a voucher for up to $600, but a vehicle must have a failed emissions inspection.

Operating with full funding from the Texas Legislature for the first time since 2011, the program has approximately $16 million in funds available for North Texans. One of the most successful air quality programs in Dallas-Fort Worth, the program is administered locally by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Applicants must meet additional requirements for income and have their vehicles registered in a participating county (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall or Tarrant). For example, a family of four earning $72,900 or less per year may be eligible for assistance. A full list of requirements, including household income criteria, is available at NCTCOG.org/airchecktexas.


“The AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program is an important tool for improving air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth,” AirCheckTexas Program Administrator Dora Kelly said. “Not only is it helping hardworking North Texans repair or replace their vehicles, but the air quality benefits to the region will help everyone breathe cleaner.”
 
Applications and income documentation for all adults in the household must be submitted by fax, 817-608-2315, or mail. Assistance through this application-based program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mailing address:
AirCheckTexas Program
P.O. Box 5888
Arlington, TX 76005-5888

 

   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 Transsportation Department, visit NCTCOG.org/trans.

 

   Contact:

Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284 awilson@nctcog.org or Dora Kelly (817) 695-9296 dkelly@nctcog.org

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