NCTCOG seeks comment on transportation and air quality topics

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NCTCOG seeks comment on transportation and air quality topics

The North Central Texas Council of Governments will conduct an online input opportunity beginning July 15 to allow residents to comment on transportation projects and programs affecting the region.

Anyone with questions or comments is encouraged to provide input at from July 15 through August 28, NCTCOG said in a news release.

As a recipient of federal transportation funds, NCTCOG is required to establish and periodically update Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals to encourage contracting opportunities for minority and historically underutilized businesses. The draft update of the DBE participation goals for Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 will be posted for review and comment.

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The Texas Department of Transportation, working through the Texas Transportation Commission, develops a 10-year listing of major transportation projects in Texas.

A status report on projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth region will be posted.

Additionally, efforts are underway to develop a new program aimed at preventing the impacts of storm water in flood-prone areas of the region. Federal, state and regional partners are working together to determine how the Dallas-Fort Worth area could become a national leader in reducing loss of life and financial impacts of major flooding events. Details of this proposed project will be provided online.

Finally, information on the Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP) and the Volkswagen Settlement will be available. RSVP is a program that allows motorists in North Texas to report vehicles emitting excessive smoke. Volkswagen Settlement funding is helping Dallas-Fort Worth and other metropolitan regions across Texas improve air quality.

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NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas.

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