Public to Hear Planning, Active Transportation Updates May 13

Region allocated $8M for bicycle-pedestrian improvements
Contact: Brian Wilson

Arlington, Texas — The North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a public meeting in May to provide updates on several transportation planning efforts across the region.
The meeting will take place at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13.

The Unified Planning Work Program for regional transportation planning provides a summary of the transportation and related air quality planning efforts to be conducted by NCTCOG as the
metropolitan planning organization. Draft recommendations for the fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 UPWP will be presented for public review and comment.

Additionally, staff will present a recommended summary of projects to receive funding as part of a 2019 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program Call for Projects. The 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth area has been allocated approximately $8 million to be awarded to transportation alternatives projects. Among the eligible projects are: on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure associated with projects that will improve safety.

The National Highway System is a network of nationally significant roadways that support the movement of people and goods among population centers, international border crossings, major military installations and intermodal facilities. In 2018, the Federal Highway Administration initiated a universal review of the NHS for the first time since its inception. Draft recommendations for the Dallas-Fort Worth area from this review will be presented.

Proposed modifications to the FY2018 and FY2019 UPWP will be available online for review and comment. Educational material and information on how to report a smoking vehicle is available upon request. The Regional Smoking Vehicle Program allows North Texans to help improve air quality by anonymously reporting vehicles emitting visible smoke and pollution.
To watch the meeting online, click the “live” tab at A recording of the presentations will also be posted at
Public Meeting Details
Monday, May 13, 2019, 6 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
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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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