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Input Requested on Air Quality Initiatives, Work Program Modifications

North Texans can review, give input on recommendations online

April 13, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – North Texans are encouraged to review and comment on a transportation control measure substitution and Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) modifications online at www.nctcog.org/input. These efforts are important to improving air quality and advancing transportation plans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

During development of Mobility 2040, the region’s long-range transportation plan, NCTCOG staff identified an interim high-occupancy vehicle lane project needing to be replaced with express lanes to help manage congestion in the south Dallas corridor. This project is included in the State Implementation Plan as a transportation control measure, and staff is required to replace the interim HOV project with another project yielding the same air quality benefits. In coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, this substitution is expected to be completed by May 2016. Details of the substitution as well was the start of the 2016 ozone season are highlighted online.

Additionally, proposed modifications to the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) are available for public review and comment. The UPWP for regional transportation planning provides a summary of the transportation and related air quality planning tasks conducted by the metropolitan planning organization.

Regional Transportation Input Opportunity Details


Information will be available online at www.nctcog.org/input for public review and comment April 11 - May 10, 2016. To request printed copies of the information, call (817) 695-9284 or email awilson@nctcog.org.
Submit comments and questions through one of the following methods:
    
     E-mail:
  transinfo@nctcog.org
     Website:  www.nctcog.org/input
     Fax:  
(817) 640-3028
     Phone:  
(817) 695-9240
     Mail:  
P.O. Box 5888, Arlington, Texas 76005


 

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.

 

      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.

 

      Contact:

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

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