April 2022 Transportation Department Public Meeting
April 2022 Transportation Department Public Meeting
Input received is provided to the Regional Transportation Council. Comments or questions may be submitted on the specific items listed or other transportation and air quality topics.
Contact Us or Submit Comments and Questions
Phone: (855) 925-2801 (Enter code 7747)
Fax: (817) 640-3028
Mail: P.O. Box 5888, Arlington, Texas 76005-5888
Additional information about these topics may be found below in the files tab near the bottom of the page.
Mobility 2045 Update & 2022 Transportation Conformity
One of the primary responsibilities of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the development and maintenance of a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). NCTCOG staff has initiated the development of an update to the current MTP, Mobility 2045, and will provide an overview of the nondiscrimination analysis, as well as draft plan materials which are available at www.nctcog.org/PlanInProgress.
The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires MPOs to perform an air quality analysis when a MTP is developed/updated. This analysis is to ensure the multimodal transportation system complies with applicable Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEB) established for the region. Per the CAA, staff has conducted successful analyses for the required MVEB analysis year, the MTP horizon year, and interim years.
Beginning of Ozone Season & Car Care Awareness
The Dallas-Fort Worth region does not meet attainment for federal air quality standards for the pollutant ozone. The 2022 ozone season began on March 1, and staff will present an ozone season update and strategies to help reduce air pollution, including information on the department’s Car Care Awareness (CCA) campaign. CCA helps educate vehicle owners and the public about proper vehicle maintenance practices so they can take an active role in contributing to the regional air quality solution. More information: www.ntxcarcare.org
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Call for Projects
NCTCOG is offering grant funding for the installation of Level 2 and Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) electric vehicle charging stations. All public entities are eligible to apply, and the stations must be publicly accessible. Applications are being accepted until April 22, 2022 for the first round of applications. Additional details on the Call for Projects will be provided.
Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail Branding & Wayfinding Project
The Regional Trail Branding and Wayfinding project will create a name and unified branding and signage for the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail, a 60-mile trail connecting the cities of Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas. This project will also help build regional consensus for ongoing marketing and operations for the trail. Staff will present an overview of the project and upcoming public input opportunities.
RESOURCE & INFORMATION
Interactive Public Input: Map Your Experience
NCTCOG’s Transportation Department is accepting public input through a new, online map tool. Comments will be used to guide upcoming planning efforts, including an update to Mobility 2045, the region’s long-range metropolitan transportation plan. Help us plan for the future by letting us know how the region’s transportation system can better serve you. Share your transportation experience at www.nctcog.org/mapyourexperience
Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP)
Since 2007, the RSVP has allowed North Central Texans to help improve air quality by anonymously reporting vehicles emitting visible smoke and pollution. Educational material and information on how to report a smoking vehicle is available upon request. More information: www.smokingvehicle.net.
Vehicle Incentives & Funding Opportunities
NCTCOG maintains a list of funding opportunities and incentives for projects that reduce air pollution from vehicles or help improve energy efficiency. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, replacing older vehicles, purchasing new electric vehicles, or building alternative fuel infrastructure. Eligible recipients can include citizens as well as companies or fleets. More information: www.nctcog.org/aqfunding.
Fair Treatment & Meaningful Involvement
This brochure describes NCTCOG’s civil rights requirements and some of the ways the agency complies with those requirements. Procedures for filing a civil rights complaint also are included. An electronic version of the brochure can be found at www.nctcog.org/equitybrochure.
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