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Mobility 2040, UPWP to be Explored at Public Meetings Jan. 7-13

North Texans can provide input on transportation recommendations
at public meetings, online

Jan. 5, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – Recommendations for major roadways, transit projects and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure between now and 2040 in North Texas will be discussed during public meetings in January. Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) modifications will also be discussed.

NCTCOG is required to maintain a long-range plan for the region’s multimodal transportation system covering a time horizon of at least 20 years. Staff are developing Mobility 2040, the next long-range plan, and will highlight draft recommendations along with the related air quality analysis and a list of near-term Transportation Improvement Program projects affected by the plan. Mobility 2040 is expected to be adopted by the RTC in March 2016.

In addition to long-range planning, staff also maintain the UPWP, which provides a summary of transportation and air quality planning tasks to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization. Proposed changes to the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 UPWP will be presented for review and comment.

Finally, staff will present an overview of the Look Out Texans safety campaign as well as specific tips on how bicyclists, walkers and drivers should interact together to improve safety for all people. AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program will also be highlighted.

Following the meeting Jan. 13, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.

Public Meeting Details

Thursday, Jan. 7
6:30 p.m.
Center for Community
Cooperation
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204

Tuesday, Jan 12.
6:30 p.m.
Lewisville City Hall
151 W. Church Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

Wednesday, Jan 13
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011


 

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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