Welcome to Ozone Season

Ozone season begins March 1 and goes through the end of November. Some of you may be wondering what ozone season entails, and others may already know, but would like some ideas on how to help create better air quality in our region. Well, look no further. What is ozone season? Ozone season is the time when ground-level ozone, a common air pollutant, reaches its highest concentration. Ozone forms when volatile organic compounds combine with sunlight and intense heat. For example, pollution can occur when emissions from power plants, vehicles, dry cleaners and more are exposed to heat. The air quality index (AQI) is used to report daily air quality levels in the region to help better understan

Transportation Public Meetings

NCTCOG is seeking public input at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 9 in Arlington. Staff will present information related to transportation funding, air quality initiatives and more. The meeting will be livestreamed, and a video recording will be available for review online at www.nctcog.org/input.

Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) Now Accepting Applications for Local Frei

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) is now accepting applications under the third round of funding for projects to replace or repower local freight and port drayage vehicles. Approximately $33 million 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. For more information visit the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program website.

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