Public to Hear Long-Range Planning Updates April 8


Region’s Congestion Management Process being updated 

Brian Wilson

(Arlington, Texas) — The North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a public meeting in April to provide information on several transportation planning efforts intended to help improve mobility and air quality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The meeting will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive.
NCTCOG helps maintain and manage funding for transportation projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. In December 2016, the Regional Transportation Council approved a 10-Year Plan identifying major projects to be implemented in the region by fiscal year 2026. An updated draft of the list of projects continuing through FY 2029 and details on the project scoring process will be presented for review and comment.

Additionally, federal regulations require urbanized areas with populations over 200,000 to implement and maintain a Congestion Management Process for measuring transportation congestion levels and prioritizing management strategies. Staff will present a brief overview of federal CMP requirements as well as elements and topics to be considered in the CMP update. The CMP was most recently updated in 2013.

Staff will also provide a status report on Mobility 2045, the long-term vision for the region’s transportation system. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan guides spending of federal and State transportation funds through 2045. The MTP includes funding for highways, transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and other programs that reduce congestion and improve air quality.
Finally, the meeting will include a demonstration of the 511DFW Traveler Information System, which provides tools for the region related to freeways, toll roads, city streets and transit trip planning. With the recently updated 511DFW, traveler information is available via the web, a mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone. 

Information on the 2019 spring outreach season, Regional Smoking Vehicle Program and Mobility 2045 administrative revisions will also be highlighted. To watch the meeting online, click the “live”
tab at A recording of the presentations will also be posted at

Public Meeting Details
Monday, April 8, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
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, 167 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit
For more news from 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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