NCTCOG Welcomes Transportation Input Online Beginning Dec. 14

Comments on ozone season, other initiatives accepted through Jan. 12
   Brian Wilson

Arlington, Texas — Dallas-Fort Worth residents have a chance beginning Dec.14 to review and comment online about transportation programs and initiatives being carried out by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The MPO Milestone Policy identifies projects funded by the Regional Transportation Council at least 10 years ago that have not advanced to construction. Staff will present the list of these projects along with recommendations to ensure that they are implemented promptly. Residents can comment on the MPO Milestone Policy and other topics through January 12 by visiting

Ozone season in North Texas concluded on Nov. 30. NCTCOG will present an update to this year's trends and compliance with federal requirements. Staff will also compare current standings against previous ozone seasons and highlight studies of COVID-19 on air quality.
Additionally, staff will provide an update and overview of the changes in the regional trail and shared bicycle use network, including time of day, day of the week and mode share. Data shows the region’s trails have experienced more use since the COVID-19 pandemic began and that activity remains high.

Finally, NCTCOG is working with regional rail partners to develop and implement the Regional Rail Information System (RRIS). The system will maximize efficiency on shared-use freight and passenger rail networks by exchanging accurate, timely and actionable information on train movement in the region. NCTCOG will publish a request for proposals to solicit interest from potential consultants. Staff will provide an overview of project activities to date.

Information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program and vehicle incentive opportunities will be highlighted during the public input opportunity. For more information on RSVP, visit

To request printed copies of the information, email

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 in the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG 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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