Clean Air Action Day

Clean Air Action Day (CAAD) is on June 21, 2019. What is CAAD? Housed at the North Central Texas Council of Governments, CAAD is a day when Air North Texas asks North Texans to pledge to do simple things in their everyday lives to positively impact air quality. Some examples include but are not limited to, bicycling or walking to work, packing lunch in a reusable bag, buying locally grown foods, taking public transit and/or purchasing an eco-friendly vehicle. CAAD was created to educate the public on air quality measures and has been around for a whole decade. During this time, it has helped people determine what they can do to help improve air quality both inside and outside the home. The h

Volkswagen Funding for Buses Now Open

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) has opened the first round of funding for projects to replace or repower old diesel school, transit and shuttle buses. $11,684,806 in funding is available to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit for more information about TxVEMP and available grants.

Transportation Public Meetings

NCTCOG is seeking public input at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 10 in Arlington. Staff will present information related to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals and Regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The meeting will be livestreamed, and a video recording will be available for review online at

Reducing Emissions for Cleaner Air

According to the American Lung Association, May is Clean Air Month! This means it’s time to protect the air we breathe by reducing pollutants in our atmosphere. The ozone in the upper atmosphere plays an important part in absorbing the harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun. Without this protection our skin, immune system and eyes could be damaged by the UV rays. Even though the ozone is essential for our everyday life, it is being stripped away by pollutants in the air creating ground level ozone. Ground level ozone is formed by a reaction between pollutants in the air or any volatile organic compound (VOC) with sunlight. This type of ozone affects the air we breathe, even possible

Transportation Public Meetings

NCTCOG is seeking public input at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 13 in Arlington. Staff will present information related to bicycle and pedestrian projects, the National Highway System Review and more. The meeting will be livestreamed, and a video recording will be available for review online at

511 App Upgraded to Enhance Experience

The region’s leading app and website for providing road condition information, 511DFW, received an upgrade in March to improve the user experience. With the improvements, users can quickly access free real-time information on traffic and transit conditions in both English and Spanish. The app also now allows users to access and integrate their personalized My511 account, previously a website-only feature. My511 lets users save frequent trips. As a privacy feature, users can travel to intersections rather than specific destinations. Other website-only features now available on the app include access to a customizable map, live dynamic message signs (the electronic information signs with tra

May 16 Volkswagen Funds Meeting

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the first of several workshops hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on May 16, 2019, at the NCTCOG offices to discuss Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds. Grants can replace or repower on-road Local Freight Trucks, Refuse Haulers, School Buses, Transit/Shuttle Buses, or Port Drayage Trucks at the funding levels defined in the table below: *Cost of Necessary Infrastructure for Battery Electric or Fuel Cell Vehicles Also Eligible Grants for Port Cargo-Handling Equipment or Airport Ground Support Equipment can replace or repower with electric at 80% for government owned projects or at 50% for non-government projects, which in

Ride DCTA Free When You 'Bike to Work' On Friday, May 17

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is joining the League of American Bicyclists and many organizations across the U.S. in celebrating Bike to Work Day by providing free rides all day to riders who bring their bikes on board select DCTA services on Friday, May 17. Bike to Work Day is an annual, nation-wide event that encourages people to try biking as a part of their commute during National Bike Month. DCTA Services You Can Ride Free Passengers who bring their bikes on board can ride the following DCTA services for free: A-train Commuter Rail Connect Bus (Denton and Lewisville) Highland Village Connect Shuttle Denton Enterprise Airport & Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand University

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