NCTCOG hosts a series of virtual meetings on high-speed transport from May 19 to 20

Virtual meetings discuss high-speed transportation alternatives

May 17, 2021 (Arlington, Texas) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments will hold the next round of virtual town halls in May to discuss the latest developments in the Dallas-Fort Worth study on high-speed transportation connections .

The virtual public meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at noon and Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m., giving North Texans the opportunity to hear about the study and share their opinions on the study’s progress. .

The study is evaluating high-speed transportation alternatives to modernize and improve travel between Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. The alternatives analysis portion of this study is currently in its final stages before the federal environmental documentation process begins.

These public meetings will help planners develop an assessment of the remaining 10 potential routes (seven near the Interstate 30 corridor and three near State Highway 180) and three possible technologies (bullet train, maglev, and hyperloop). .

Capable of traveling up to 250 km / h on a set schedule, high-speed transportation offers an alternative to city driving, including during rush hours, and could also change the way North Texans access d ‘other regions. Ultimately, the technology chosen will provide a connection to other planned high-speed transportation systems.

Northern Texans can participate in the meetings online at www.nctcog.org/dfw-hstcs. Residents can also participate by calling 855-756-7520. They should use extension 72698 # for the May 19 meeting and extension 72699 # for May 20. Comments received between May 14 and June 18 will be taken into account and included in the official minutes of the public meeting. Comments and questions can be submitted to [email protected] or on the project web page. Presentation material will be posted prior to meetings at www.nctcog.org/dfw-hstcs. For printed copies, send an email [email protected]

Virtual public meetings on high-speed transport

What: Virtual meetings on the study of high-speed transport connections

When: noon on May 19, 2021; 6 p.m. May 20

How to participate: Look online at www.nctcog.org/dfw-hstcs or call 855-756-7520.
Use extension 72698 # on May 19 and extension 72699 # on May 20.

This is the third round of town hall meetings on this study, which examines an area that includes the counties of Dallas and Tarrant, as well as the cities of Dallas, Irving, Cockrell Hill, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Haltom City and Fort Worth. The NCTCOG organized four virtual public meetings in September and January.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to help local governments plan for common needs, cooperate for mutual benefit, and coordinate for healthy regional development. The aim of the NCTCOG is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of north-central Texas, which is centered in the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, the NCTCOG has 238 member governments, including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans.

About the Regional Transport Council:

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (DFO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. DFO has worked cooperatively with area transportation providers to meet the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes the counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise. The 44 members of the CCF include local or appointed elected officials from the metropolitan region and representatives from each of the region’s transport providers. More information can be found at www.nctcog.org.

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