Public opinion sought at transportation planning meeting

A public meeting has been scheduled to gain public input on Mobility 2040, the long-term transportation plan under development for North Texas.

The meeting will occur at 2:30 p.m. Monday June 8 at North Central Texas Council of Governments offices, 616 Six Flags Drive in Arlington.

As the metropolitan planning agency for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, NCTCOG is required to maintain a long-term transportation plan. That vision must define a blueprint for the region’s multi-modal transportation system and guide expenditures of local, state and federal transportation funds.

As projects listed in the long-term plan move closer to implementation, they are added to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a listing of funded transportation projects through 2018. Included in the listing are projects with confirmed local, state and federal funding.

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The current set of project modifications will be available for public review and comment at the meeting.

Work related to the long-term transportation plan and shorter-term TIP is outlined in the Unified Planning Work Program, a summary of transportation and air quality planning tasks conducted by the metropolitan planning organization. Draft recommendations for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) also will be presented for public review and comment.

Following the meeting, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at