September 2023 Transportation Department Public Meeting
September 2023 Transportation Department Public Meeting
Provide comments on public input topics or learn how to participate in the hybrid public meeting for September 2023. The deadline to submit a comment or question related to these topics is Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.
Comments relevant to and received during specific public comment periods are provided to the RTC in advance of any meetings where they are scheduled to take action on the relevant policy, plan or program. All comments received outside these formal public comment periods, regardless of the topic, are compiled into a monthly report and presented to the RTC in advance of its next regularly scheduled meeting. These comments are accessible to the public in the RTC meeting agendas, public meeting minutes and monthly comment reports on the NCTCOG website.
Contact Us or Submit Comments and Questions
Phone: (855) 925-2801 (Enter code 1577)
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.
NCTCOG staff will present on the North Texas Aircraft Airspace Awareness Pilot program. This program includes details impacting pilots and how local governments can receieve free application software and training. Staff will also provide information on selected proposals to provide a tool that will enable residents and businesses to fly safely and receive live data on potential risks, advisories for local events or emergencies, and other flight planning features.
Transit Strategic Partnerships Program
The Transit Strategic Partnerships Program, formerly known as Transit Call for Projects, is a competitive grant program that funds innovative transit projects supporting services for seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income populations. Proposed projects must be in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Denton-Lewisville Urbanized areas. The May 2023 Cycle for proposal submission has closed, and staff has reviewed and evaluated each proposal utilizing specific criteria. More information: nctcog.org/strategicpartnerships-transit.
FY23 Public Transportation Funding: Program of Projects
NCTCOG staff will present proposed transit projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration through the award of Fiscal Year 2023 funds for the following four programs: Urbanized Area Formula, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, State of Good Repair, and Bus and Bus Facilities. This input opportunity meets the federal requirement for public participation in programs of projects. Please note DART hosts their own public meeting and can be contacted directly for more information.
The following agencies’ programs of projects will be presented:
City of Arlington, City of Cleburne (City/County), City of Forest Hill, City of Grand Prairie, City of McKinney, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Trinity Metro, Northeast Transportation Service (NETS), Public Transit Services (PTS), Span, Inc., and STAR Transit.
Texas Electric Vehicle Registration Update
As the host agency for Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities, the North Central Texas Council of Governments purchases electric vehicle (EV) registration data from the Department of Motor Vehicles and makes this information available online for stakeholders at dfwcleancities.org/evsintexas. Staff will give an update on the state of EV registration in Texas and North Texas as well as an update on upcoming programs and events related to EVs.
ONLINE REVIEW & COMMENT ONLY
Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Rail: Entering the Environmental Stage
The Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study project team is seeking public comment as phase two continues and the alignment is refined and the analysis of the potential effects and impacts on the community and natural environment begins. The presentation can be found here as a video presentation and in the files tab near the bottom of the page.
Proposed Modifications to the List of Funded Projects
A comprehensive list of funded transportation projects through 2026 is maintained in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects with committed funds from federal, State and local sources are included in the TIP. To maintain an accurate project listing, this document is updated on a regular basis and posted below in the files tab near the bottom of the page for review and comment.
RESOURCES & INFORMATION
NCTCOG’s Transportation Department is accepting public input through an online map tool. Help plan for the future by letting us know how the region’s transportation system can better serve you. Share your transportation experience at: 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: smokingvehicle.net.
Vehicle Incentive & 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: nctcog.org/aqfunding.
Engine Off North Texas
Engine Off North Texas strives to reduce unnecessary idling in our region. Local governments are encouraged to adopt idling restrictions or implement some form of an idle reduction strategy in their jurisdiction. Engine Off North Texas provides free outreach and educational materials, including regulatory signs to deter idling in cities with idling ordinances in place. More information: EngineOffNorthTexas.org.
Attend in person or watch the presentations live at publicinput.com/nctcogSept23. A video recording will be made available afterward.
Need a ride to the public meeting? Request a $6 roundtrip ride from the DFW CentrePort Station to NCTCOG with the Arlington Transportation app! Download the app at: arlingtontx.gov/ondemand.
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