Public to Receive Funding, AQ Updates March 11

NCTCOG to provide information on AirCheckTexas deadline
Brian Wilson

Arlington, Texas - NCTCOG will host a public meeting in March to provide updates on several transportation funding programs and air quality initiatives, including the Regional Air Quality and Management and Operations Program, the Assessment Policy Program, AirCheckTexas and the 2019 ozone season.
The meeting will take place at NCTCOG’s Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11.
NCTCOG helps maintain and manage funding for transportation projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Regional Air Quality and Management and Operations Program provides federal and regional funds to projects that address the region’s air quality and aid in management and operations of the transportation system.
The Assessment Policy Program awards federal air quality and mobility funds to projects across the region that include an economic development component. Details on both programs as well as projects being proposed for funding will be presented for public review and comment.
Additionally, staff will provide an update on the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program, which helps provide financial assistance to North Texans to repair and replace their vehicles. All those interested in the program are encouraged to apply, and applications will be accepted through April 8.
The meeting will also include information on the 2019 ozone season, which began March 1 and runs through November 30. The Dallas-Fort Worth region does not meet the federal air quality standard for the pollutant ozone, and NCTCOG staff continues to implement projects and programs to improve air quality and protect public health. Finally, information on proposed modifications to the list of funded projects, electric vehicle incentives and the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program will 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, March 11, 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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