October 2023 Transportation Department Public Meeting
October 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, Novemer 7, 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 2199)
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 2050: The North Central Texas Metropolitan Transportation Plan
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 Update, and will provide an overview and proposed timeline for the Plan.
2023 Air Quality Transportation Conformity
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a new emissions ceiling, known as Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEBs), for the Ozone precursors of Oxides of Nitrogen (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) for the DFW Ozone Nonattainment Area. Per the Clean Air Act (CAA), the MPO needs to perform an air quality analysis to determine that the NOX and VOC emissions results related to the MTP are below the established MVEBs. The NCTCOG staff has conducted successful analyses for the required MVEB analysis year, the MTP horizon year, and the interim years and will provide an overview of the results.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program
NCTCOG has applied for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG): Planning Grants Program. CPRG will provide funding to develop a plan on behalf of the Dallas-Fort Worth region to reduce greenhouse gases and other harmful air pollutants. After developing a plan, eligible entities will be able to pursue funding from the EPA for implementation. Staff will provide details on the planning grants and how to get involved.
ONLINE REVIEW & COMMENT
Proposed Administrative Amendments to Mobility 2045 – 2022 Update
Three roadway projects are proposed for addition to Mobility 2045, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for North Central Texas – 2022 Update for TxDOT to be able to advance planning and design activities via “Plan Authority”. As these projects are considered “non-regionally significant” (designation for air quality purposes), their addition to the Plan does not impact transportation air quality conformity. Fact sheets of the additions can be found in the files tab located near the bottom of the page.
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/nctcogOct23. 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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