Written by Will Jukes
The North Central Texas Council of Governments held one of its first public meetings on the new update for Mobility 2035 at the NCTCOG office in Arlington May 14. The meeting, part of a series being held in locations all over the Metroplex, was one of the first opportunities for members of the public to speak directly with NCTCOG about the new update.
“We have to keep up with ongoing studies that have new recommendations or new financial models, we have new air quality rules, we have a transportation improvement plan from 2013 to 2016 that we have to remain consistent with,” said Chad McKeown, Principal Transportation Planner for the NCTCOG. “It gives us a chance to be consistent with all the studies and data that have come about since Mobility 2035 was first approved.”
For the uninitiated, Mobility 2035 is the North Central Texas Council of Governments' long-term plan for improving transit, access and air quality in the DFW area. The plan is distinct from DART's 2030 plan, though the two projects are related.