NCTCOG to Open Online Input Opportunity July 15


Comments accepted on transportation, air quality topics through August 28
Contact: Brian Wilson

Arlington, Texas — The North Central Texas Council of Governments will conduct an online public input opportunity starting July 15 to allow residents to comment on transportation projects and programs affecting the region.

Anyone with questions or comments is encouraged to provide input at from July 15 through August 28.

As a recipient of federal transportation funds, NCTCOG is required to establish and periodically update Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals to encourage contracting opportunities for minority and historically underutilized businesses. The draft update of the DBE participation goals for Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 will be posted for review and comment.
The Texas Department of Transportation, working through the Texas Transportation Commission, develops a 10-year listing of major transportation projects in Texas. Staff will provide a status report on projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Additionally, efforts are underway to develop a new program aimed at preventing the impacts of storm water in flood prone areas of the region. Federal, State and regional partners are working together to determine how the Dallas-Fort Worth area could become a national leader in reducing loss of life and financial impacts of major flooding events. Details of this proposed project will be posted.

Finally, information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP) and funding from the Volkswagen settlement will be available. RSVP is a program that allows motorists in North Texas to report vehicles emitting excessive smoke. Funding from the Volkswagen settlement is helping Dallas-Fort Worth and other metropolitan regions across Texas improve air quality.

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, 167 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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