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Regional 10-Year Plan and More
to be Presented at
Public Meetings Sept. 12-20

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

Sept. 9, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – Efforts to improve transportation and air quality will be discussed at public meetings in Bedford at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Arlington at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and Dallas at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

The public will be asked for input on projects and priorities for a 10-year transportation plan under development in response to House Bill 20 passed in the 84th Texas Legislature. Staff will provide an update on previous 10-year plan efforts and summarize recent work with regional partners and the Texas Department of Transportation district offices to develop the new 10-year plan. Proposed modifications to the Unified Planning Work Program, a summary of transportation and related air quality planning tasks to be conducted by the metropolitan planning organization, will also be presented for review and comment.

Finally, presentations will be given on Fleets for the Future, a regional procurement effort for alternative fuel vehicles, and the DFW Connector Pilot Program, a marketing effort to encourage TollTag usage in the DFW Connector area.

Other topics to be discussed at the meetings include modifications to the list of funded projects, National Drive Electric Week and Joining Forces: Aligning Community & Military Missions.

Following the public meeting in Arlington, a video recording will be available online at NCTCOG.org/input.

Public Meeting Details

Monday, Sept 12
6:30 p.m.
Bedford
Public Library
2424 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX 76021

Wednesday, Sept 14
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas
Council of Governments
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Tuesday, Sept 20
6:30 p.m.
Meadows
Conference Center
2900 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204


 

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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