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NCTCOG Requests Input
on Funding Initiatives

 Local bond partnership could help advance regional projects

Sept. 7, 2017 (Arlington, Texas) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will present several transportation funding initiatives, an electric vehicle update and work program modifications during public meetings in September.

Residents can provide input on local bond program partnerships, two Federal Transit Administration funding programs and the Unified Planning Work Program at meetings on Sept. 11 (White Settlement), Sept. 13 (Arlington) and Sept. 18 (Lewisville).

 

The UPWP is a required summary of activities to be undertaken by NCTCOG as the metropolitan planning organization. The bond program partnerships aim to leverage funds for projects important to local governments and the region. Staff will present projects recommended for federal mobility and air quality funds through the Local Bond Program partnership effort.

 

In addition to local funding efforts, NCTCOG issued a call for projects to competitively award FTA funding through two programs that support transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities and low-income individuals. Approximately $6.5 million in funding was available to award in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Denton-Lewisville Urbanized areas. Staff will present recommendations to award 10 projects the available funding.

 

Finally, an update will be provided on Dallas-Fort Worth’s 2017 National Drive Electric Week celebration, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Grapevine Mills. For information, visit www.dfwcleancities.org/evnt.

 

Information on Mobility 2045, modifications to the list of funded projects, the Public Transportation Agency Programs of Projects and the AirCheckTexas program will also be highlighted. Residents are invited to provide their input on the future of transportation by taking the Mobility 2045 survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/mobility2045. It will be open through Sept. 20.

 

Watch the Arlington meeting in real time by clicking the “live” tab at www.nctcog.org/video. A recording of the presentations will also be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.

 

 

Public Meeting Details

 

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

6 p.m.

Splash Dayz Water Park &

Conference Center

8905 Clifford St.

White Settlement, TX 76108

 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

2:30 p.m.

North Central Texas

Council of Governments

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011

 

 

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

6 p.m.

Lewisville
Public Library

1197 Main St.

Lewisville, TX 75067


 

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, 170 cities, 24 school districts and 30 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. More information can be found www.nctcog.org.

 

   Contact:


Brian Wilson (817) 704-2511 bwilson@nctcog.org

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