The North Central Texas Council of Governments will present several transportation funding initiatives, an electric vehicle update and work program modifications during public meetings in September.
Residents can provide input on local bond program partnerships, two Federal Transit Administration funding programs and the Unified Planning Work Program at meetings on Sept. 11 (White Settlement), Sept. 13 (Arlington) and Sept. 18 (Lewisville).
The UPWP is a required summary of activities to be undertaken by NCTCOG as the metropolitan planning organization. The bond program partnerships aim to leverage funds for projects important to local governments and the region. Staff will present projects recommended for federal mobility and air quality funds through the Local Bond Program partnership effort.
In addition to local funding efforts, NCTCOG issued a call for projects to competitively award FTA funding through two programs that support transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities and low-income individuals. Approximately $6.5 million in funding was available to award in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Denton-Lewisville Urbanized areas. Staff will present recommendations to award 10 projects the available funding.
Finally, an update will be provided on Dallas-Fort Worth’s 2017 National Drive Electric Week activities and EV industry trends.
Information on Mobility 2045, modifications to the list of funded projects, the Public Transportation Agency Programs of Projects and the AirCheckTexas program will also be highlighted. Residents are invited to provide their input on the future of transportation by taking the Mobility 2045 survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/mobility2045. It will be open through Sept. 20.
Watch the Arlington meeting in real time by clicking the “live” tab at www.nctcog.org/video. A recording of the presentations will also be posted at www.nctcog.org/input.