Residents invited to address transportation issues at public meetings

Residents have three opportunities this week to comment on possible roadway, transit and bicycle-pedestrian projects in as many meetings.

That’s when the North Central Texas Council of Governments explains recommendations for those projects, which would occur between now and 2040.

The meetings are required to maintain a long-range plan for the region’s multimodal transportation system spanning at least the next 20 years. Public comment is expected to help officials with the Arlington-based agency develop Mobility 2040, the next long-range plan.

At the meetings, officials will highlight draft recommendations, as well as a list of near-term Transportation Improvement Program projects affected by the plan.

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In March, the Regional Transportation Council, the transportation policy committee comprised of local elected officials and transportation partners, is expected to adopt Mobility 2040.

In addition to long-range planning, staff also coordinate the 2016 Transportation Conformity plan, a federal regulation requiring non-attainment areas to conduct air quality analysis on projects, programs and policies identified in transportation plans, federally funded projects or projects requiring federal approval.

Ten Dallas-Fort Worth area counties are designated “non-attainment” for the pollutant ozone.

Planned to be explained at the meetings will be the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program, Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities annual report, and recognition and the annual list of obligated projects.

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Following the meeting on Feb. 10, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday Feb. 9

6:30 p.m.

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Richardson Civic Center

411 W. Arapaho Road

Richardson 75080

Wednesday Feb. 10

2:30 p.m.

North Central Texas Council of Governments

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington 76011

Monday Feb. 15

6:30 p.m.

Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library

201 N. Ector Drive

Euless 76039