Mobility 2045, the region’s current Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), makes recommendations consisting of policies, programs, and projects that reflect regional priorities and support Mobility 2045 goals. However, the construction of infrastructure projects alone cannot achieve the goals of Mobility 2045.
To encourage the development of alternative, strategic solutions, Mobility 2045 includes a voluntary list of policies that local governments and transportation agencies can choose to adopt. These policies aim to address issues that affect transportation in the region, and cover a wide range of topics. By voluntarily adopting 50 percent of these policies, participating agencies will receive an offset of local funds in federal transportation projects in the form of Transportation Development Credits (TDCs).
Due to the timing of the Mobility 2045 Update, the Policy Bundle schedule has been adjusted, including TDC expiration dates. Round 4 TDCs (approved by the Regional Transportation Council in September 2020) could be used in fiscal years 2021 and 2022. In order to work within the Plan schedule and give agencies time to work through the updated policies, current Round 4 TDCs have been extended through fiscal year 2023, and will now expire in September 2023. The MTP Policy Bundle Round 5 schedule is being developed and details will be brought to the Surface Transportation Technical Committee and the RTC as part of the Mobility Plan Update process.
Mobility 2045 Update
The Policy Bundle is being updated as part of the Mobility Plan Update process. The list of policies, applications, TDC amounts, and schedule are being evaluated and will see revisions for Round 5. Visit the Plan In Progress webpage for more information on the Mobility 2045 Update process, and check back here for further information.
MTP Policy Bundle Overview Workshop - January 26, 2018
MTP Policy Bundle Voluntary Measures Workshop - November 10, 2016
MTP Policy Bundle Workshop - September 23, 2016
TDC Workshop - October 25, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
- Independent School Districts
- North Texas Tollway Authority
- Texas Department of Transportation
- Transit Agencies
Yes, all entities must complete a new application each round and submit all required documentation.
Applications can be requested at any time, but applications will not be available to be sent to the requestors until the next round opens.
Annually, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) team will review federal funding availability for the upcoming year and determine the number of Transportation Development Credits (TDCs) to be allocated to all new qualifying entities.
TDCs will be available to program through the TIP team throughout the fiscal year as opportunities arise. Entities have two years from the date of the award to add new projects to the TIP. Entities must work with NCTCOG staff to allocate TDCs to an eligible project. Once projects are selected for inclusion in the TIP, entities have two years to meet the following requirements or the TDCs expire:
- Sign a TDC agreement with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- Begin project implementation
Download the Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet
Visit the TDC Frequently Asked Questions web page