Mobility Matters

A semiannual newsletter about the transportation planning activities and air quality programs of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Regional Transportation Council — together serving as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. Contact us at

Mobility Matters- Summer 2022

In this issue:    Drive Aware North Texas Aims to Make Roads Safer   |  RTC Approves the 2022 Update to Mobility 2045   |Partnership, Driving Public Key to Improving Road Safety  |  Arlington Mayor Brings Valued Experience With Pandemic-Age Insight to Role With Regional Transportation  |  New Law Adds $587.5 Billion to Enhance Infrastructure  |  North Texans Encouraged to #HopOn Public Transit  |  

Mobility Matters - Fall 2021

In this issue:  Region’s Transit Agencies Respond to Needs of Community; Ready to Welcome You Back  |  RTC Approves Resolution Calling  for 20% Reduction in SOV Trips  |  Leadership of Women Helps Deliver Margaret McDermott Bridge  |  In-Person Meetings Key Relationship-Builders, Daniel Says  |  NASA, NCTCOG to Study Drones and Air Taxis  |  NCTCOG Partners with Schools to Address Growth   

Mobility Matters - Spring 2021

In this issue:    NCTCOG Partners with the Texas Research Alliance, Area Universities to Advance Transportation Technology |   NCTCOG Holds Monthly Virtual Drone Workshops   |  Region’s Public Transportation Agencies Ready To Welcome You Back   |  Fort Worth’s Zadeh Has Passion for Service, Connecting With People   |  NCTCOG Tracking COVID-19 Impact With Eye Toward Recovery   |  Study Looks At High-Speed Transportation Connection Between Dallas And Fort Worth     

Mobility Matters - Fall 2020

In this issue:Census Provides North Texas, and Other Regions Funding to Meeting Demand of Growth    |   Thinking Big Could Help Steer North Texas Out of COVID-19 Crisis    |   Costa Sees Pandemic Ushering In a more Connected Region    |   Progress North Texas Highlights System Performance    |   Map Your Experience: Department Launches Interactive Transportation Planning Tool    |   While at Home, North Texans Staying Active    |     

Spring 2019 Mobility Matters

In this issue    |   All Aboard! TEXRail Moving on Down the Tracks    |   Regional Trail to Connect People, Create Tourism    |   Bur Takes Interesting Path to  TxDOT Service    |   511DFW App Upgraded to Enhance User Experience    |   Clean Air Actions for North Texas    |   Congestion Management Process Underway  

Fall 2018 Mobility Matters

In this issue:   North Texas Continues to Explore a Future with Hyperloop Technology   |   $135.4 billion Mobility 2045 Approved    |   A Bright Future Awaits North Texas Transportation System    |   Early Interest in Problem-Solving Leads Bussell to Transportation    |   Building a Network of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure    |   Cyclists Most Comfortable Separated From Cars    |   NCTCOG Launches Redesigned Website

Spring 2018 Mobility Matters

In this edition:Public Participation Key to Transportation Solutions    |  State Electric Vehicle Record Shattered at DFW Event    |   North Texas at Forefront of Tomorrow's Transportation   |Regional Transportation Council - Persistence Pays in Transportation Planning     |  Study Fosters Community, Military Relationships     |   Cedar Hill ISD Students Illustrate Healthy Communities     |  $28 Million Available Immediately for Repairs, Replacements

Winter 2017 Mobility Matters

In this issue:     |   NCTCOG Seeking Partnerships for Vehicle Automation    |  FWTA Received $499M Grant for TEX Rail Line    |    A Quarter-Century Later, We're Still Innovating    |   Transportation Choice Essential to Maintain Quality of Life in Fast-Growing Plano    |   RTC Approve Legislative Priorities    |   FLYBY DFW Aim to Inspire Youth to Take Flight

Summer 2017 Mobility Matters

In this issue:Safe Routes to School    |   85th Legislature Wraps Up in Austin    |   Transportation Lessons from...Yogi Berra    |   RTC - TxDOT Dallas' Selman Aims to Keep Roads Running Efficiently During Construction Projects    |   NCTCOG Selected for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Project   |  Grand Prairie 7th-Grader Wins NCTCOG Art Contest 

Summer 2016 Mobility Matters

In this issue:Master Plan Lays Groundwork for Plans for Transit Expansion   |   Apply for Vehicle Replacement    |   NCTCOG Provides $1.6M to Advance Environmental Stewardship  |  RTC - Mahaffey Helps Steer Transit in a Growing Fort Worth   | Give Commuters Increased Options    |   Students Can Learn to Bicycle, Walk Safely with Lessons from Look Out Texans