It's a Green New Year!

We all know that sticking to a New Year’s resolution can be difficult, but if you start small, that resolution may not seem so daunting. Once you have mastered that small resolution, you can then work your way up to something bigger. Here are a few small resolutions you can begin implementing to have a green and eco-friendly New Year, and ultimately a sustainable life! Stop using straws (or at least use the paper ones). According to Good Housekeeping, plastic is not biodegradable, so many straws end up in landfills and sometimes even the ocean. When they enter the ocean, sea creatures can confuse straws for food, which can cause them to choke. You can make a simple life change to help preven

Transportation Conformity

What is this? A process required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 176(c) to ensure that federally supported transportation activities are consistent with (“conform to”) the purpose of a state’s State Implementation Plan (SIP). Transportation conformity establishes the framework for improving air quality to protect public health and the environment. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding and approvals are given to highway and transit activities that will not cause new air quality violations, worsen existing air quality violations, or delay timely attainment of the relevant air quality standard, or

Final Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Funds

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released the final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas on November 16, 2018, which determines how Texas will spend approximately $209 million as part of the Volkswagen Settlement. Notable updates from the draft plan to the final plan include increased funding allocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, increased transparency on the TCEQ’s funding methodology, increased maximum reimbursement percentages for government-owned projects from 60 to 80 percent, and decreased maximum reimbursement percentages for nongovernment-owned electric projects from 60 to 50 percent. The plan can be viewed in its entirety at

Visit 511DFW for your Trip and Transit Needs

The official logo of the DFW 511 program. The new 511DFW is a leading source for road condition information for Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) trip planning needs. To save time and energy, you can quickly access free information on traffic and transit conditions before you begin your commute, and real-time information is available while you commute. The new 511DFW contains travel data from other apps, including Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze. Local cities and municipalities also submit data to provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate traffic information possible. The 511DFW service is easy to use. Download the 511DFW app from the App Store or Google Play on any mobile device. Visit www.5

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