NCTCOG to Highlight Planning, Funding, Awareness Initiatives at Public Meeting April 11

Comments accepted online through May 10
Brian Wilson
Arlington, Texas — The North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a hybrid public meeting in April to provide updates on the region’s long-range transportation plan, an effort to reduce emissions through car maintenance awareness and other planning initiatives.

The meeting will take place at noon, April 11, 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. To attend the meeting via phone, dial 855-925-2801 then enter code 7747.  

One of the primary responsibilities of a Metropolitan Planning Organization is the development and maintenance of a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This plan identifies how the metropolitan area will manage and operate a multimodal transportation system (including transit, highway, bicycle, pedestrian and accessible transportation) to meet the region’s goals. NCTCOG staff is developing an update to the current MTP, Mobility 2045, and will provide an overview of its nondiscrimination analysis, alongside draft plan materials currently available for review at

The Dallas-Fort Worth area currently does not meet attainment for federal ozone standards. Staff will present an ozone season update and strategies to help reduce air pollution, including the Car Care Awareness effort, which aims to help educate vehicle owners about contributing to the regional air quality solution through proper car maintenance.

Staff will also present information on the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail Branding and Wayfinding project, including upcoming opportunities for public comment. The project will result in a unified identity for the 60-mile-plus trail slated to connect the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas. This project will also build a regional consensus for ongoing marketing and operations, as well as provide recommendations for support infrastructure.

Additionally, NCTCOG is calling on the region’s public entities to apply for grant funding to install publicly accessible Level 2 and Direct Current Fast Charge electric vehicle charging stations. Eligible entities, including school districts and local government agencies, can apply until April 22, for the first round of applications. Additional details on the Call for Projects will be provided by staff.

The department’s interactive map tool, Map Your Experience; the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP); vehicle incentive opportunities; and NCTCOG’s civil rights compliance efforts 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. 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, April 11, 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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