Published on September 14, 2021
North Texans are invited to provide input online on several transportation and air quality planning initiatives, including an HOV pilot project and a funding partnership to advance the next phase of the North Tarrant Express.
With assistance from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and local jurisdictions, the Texas Department of Transportation has been working to determine an option for the high-occupancy vehicle lane on U.S. 75. NCTCOG will provide details on a pilot project in the corridor, which will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while providing an incentive to HOVs.
Staff has been working to advance State Highway 183 Segment 2 East as the next phase of the North Tarrant Express and will provide the latest funding information on the project during this online public input opportunity.
NCTCOG staff will also share details on this year’s National Drive Electric Week event, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3. This outdoor celebration of electric vehicles (EV) will include a showcase of various makes and models of EVs, opportunities to visit with both EV owners and technology vendors and an EV-related film screening.
Additionally, NCTCOG is proposing a revision to the Regional Transportation Council resolution supporting locally enforced motor vehicle idling limitations. This revision, which would be included in the upcoming Mobility 2045 policy bundle, allows more flexibility for local governments intending to implement idling restrictions.
Staff will also provide information on recent and ongoing efforts to reduce regional emissions to help improve air quality.
Finally, proposed modifications to the list of funded projects maintained in the Transportation Improvement Program will be posted online for review and comment. Information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program, vehicle incentive opportunities and Map Your Experience will also be highlighted.
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