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NCTCOG Requests Input
on Funding Initiatives

 Safety performance measures to also be discussed at public meetings

Nov. 7, 2017 (Arlington, Texas) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will present transportation funding initiatives and roadway safety and transit performance measures during public meetings in November.

Residents can provide input on these topics at public meetings Nov. 13 (Arlington), Nov. 14 (North Richland Hills) and Nov. 15 (Richardson).

NCTCOG staff has been working with local agencies that have expressed interest in entering into federal/local exchange funding partnerships with the Regional Transportation Council to fund transportation projects in their jurisdictions.

The goal of these partnerships is to implement transportation projects while acquiring local funds for regional programs by exchanging federal air quality and mobility funds for funds from partner agencies. NCTCOG will provide details of the partnerships and the proposed projects to be implemented with federal transportation funds.

Staff will also present regional performance targets for both roadway safety and transit assets. NCTCOG uses data as part of a performance-based planning process for the region’s transportation system. Federal legislation specifies certain quantitative performance measures must be tracked and reported annually.

Roadway safety targets focus on reducing serious injuries and fatalities while transit asset management targets ensure public transportation vehicles, rail lines and other capital assets are in good condition.
Finally, funding opportunities for vehicle and fueling infrastructure will also be highlighted at the meetings.

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, Nov. 13, 2017

2:30 p.m.

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

6 p.m.

North Richland Hills Library
9015 Grand Ave.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

 

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

6 p.m.

Richardson Civic Center

411 Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080


 

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
Phone: (817) 704-2511
Email: bwilson@nctcog.org

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