5 Tips for a Sustainable Thanksgiving

Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving this year? Family and friends are trickling into town, which means you may be rushing around trying to finish everything you set out to do. While you are doing this, you may not be thinking about what steps you can take to have an eco-friendly holiday season to improve your life, the lives of your family members, and the environment. Here are five tips you can implement to not only have a fun time during Thanksgiving but a sustainable time as well: This Thanksgiving, think about serving less food, making/buying foods that can be composted, and/or donating leftover food to organizations to benefit people who need assistance. This way you are helping improv

Survey Gauges North Texans' Opinions Toward Bicycling

Regional planners continue to examine ways they can provide more active transportation options that will allow residents to safely bicycle to destinations throughout North Texas. Public involvement is a key component of any transportation project. Residents need to be updated about projects that directly affect them, and they often have ideas that can positively influence projects or policies. One way to ensure their voices are heard is to go directly to them. NCTCOG has completed a bicycle opinion survey of adults in the 12-county metropolitan area, which involved interviews with more than 1,900 adults covering a range of bicycle-oriented subjects from how often they rode a bicycle (if at a

Transportation Public Meetings

NCTCOG is seeking public input at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Arlington. Staff will present information related to strategic partnerships, high-speed rail and air quality initiatives. The meeting will be livestreamed, and a video recording will be available for review online at www.nctcog.org/input.

Alternative Fuel Corridors Update: Round 3 Nominations

Good news! The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has opened the next round of alternative fuel corridor nominations. The request for nominations enables various stakeholders, such as state and local governments, to provide meaningful feedback on how to improve the mobility of passenger and commercial vehicles utilizing alternative fuels and electric charging. Feedback provided by stakeholders will help guide the strategic deployment of this critical infrastructure along national highway system corridors. The current Request for Nominations, Round 3, invites stakeholders to nominate additional corridors and build upon currently designated corridors to support the development of a robust n

The Texas LoneSTAR Program Now Open!

The Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) Revolving Loan Program provides low-interest loans to assist Texas public institutions by financing their energy-related, cost-reduction retrofit projects. Loan recipients may be cities, counties, independent school districts, state agencies, public institutions of higher education and tax-supported public hospital districts. Renewable energy efficiency projects are strongly encouraged, which can include the installation of rooftop solar water and space heating systems, geothermal heat pumps, and small wind and solar-thermal systems. The deadline for submitting applications is August 30, 2019. For more information, visit www.nctcog.org/aqfundin

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