NCTCOG to Discuss Mobility Plan Update, Proposed AV Projects at Hybrid Public Meeting March 14

Public comments accepted through April 12.
Brian Wilson
Arlington, Texas — NCTCOG will share updates on current and upcoming projects at its next hybrid public meeting noon Monday, March 14. Topics include an update to the region’s long-term transportation plan, Mobility 2045, and project proposals for the Automated Vehicles 2.0 (AV2.0) initiative.

The meeting will take place at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive. Attend in person or watch the presentations live at A video recording will be made available afterward, and residents can comment online through April 12.

As the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, NCTCOG is responsible for developing and maintaining a Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Staff has initiated an update to Mobility 2045, the current MTP, and will present details on the plan’s timeline and official public comment period.

NCTCOG staff is seeking approval from the RTC for a second round of project proposals for the Automated Vehicle 2.2 and 2.3 programs. The first round of projects was approved in July 2021. The purpose of AV2.0 is to deepen transportation innovation within the region, provide a level playing field for all communities to participate and apply relevant technology solutions to transportation challenges in situations where the market may lag.

Staff will also present an overview of the TIP development process and provide a draft list of active projects in the region. The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a federally and state-mandated list of transportation projects with committed federal, state, and local funding within a four-year period.

Additionally, NCTCOG is launching a Regional Parking Utilization Database to study the demand and options for more efficient parking in the region. This presentation will provide an overview of the project and request commercial property owners and managers to volunteer for the study.

Proposed modifications to the list of funded projects through 2024, maintained in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) modifications will be posted for review and comment.

Information on the department’s Title VI program; the interactive map tool, Map Your Experience; the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP); and vehicle incentive opportunities will also be highlighted.

For special accommodations due to a disability, language translation needs or to request printed copies of information discussed, contact Thao Tran at 817-704-2510 or at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. To attend the meeting via phone, dial 855-925-2801 then code 6339. A free roundtrip ride between NCTCOG and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Airport Station can also be arranged with 72 hours’ notice.

Public Meeting Details
Monday, March 14, 2022, Noon
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 229 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit

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 at
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