North Central Texas Council of Governments

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Elected Chair of Regional Transportation Council

Johnson County Commissioner Rick Bailey also was elected vice chair for the 2024-2025 term, and Lewisville Councilmember Brandon Jones will assume the duties of secretary for the next year. The newly elected officers will serve in their positions through June 2025, guiding the region's transportation policies and initiatives.
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Federal Grant Could Help Fund 50 Electric Buses for the 2026 World Cup in North Texas
by | May 8, 2024
The whole world will be watching 2026 FIFA World Cup matches broadcast live from AT&T Stadium. North Texas leaders want as many fans as possible to get to the events in an eco-friendly way, and aim to snag a $52.6 million Federal Transit Administration grant to make it happen.
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NTXIA Partners with UTA and UTD To Launch Urban Resilience Fellowship
by | Mar 21, 2024
Through the program, the North Texas Innovation Alliance will connect university students with community and industry partners to develop "innovative solutions to improve the everyday lives of the public." They'll do this across a wide range of sectors, from mobility to cybersecurity to sustainability and more.
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Arlington Gets $780K Grant To Research Drone & Robot Delivery From Food Banks
by | Dec 1, 2023
With the help of the U.S. Department of Energy grant, the city of Arlington said it will conduct an innovative pilot program to test the efficiency and scalability of using autonomous, electric drone and robot delivery vehicles. The goal: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions while serving residents in need.
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Corinth Mayor Takes the Helm as President of NTCOG Executive Board

by | Jul 20, 2023

Corinth Mayor Bill Heidemann has been elected president of the North Central Texas Council of Government’s 18-member executive board and will preside over it for the next year.

Heidemann succeeds Arlington council member Andrew Piel, who was elected to the one-year term in June 2022. Piel will continue to serve on the NCTCOG board as past president, the agency said....

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Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem to Lead NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council
by | Jun 9, 2023

Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens will lead the 45-member Regional Transportation Council for the next year after being elected chair on Thursday.

She takes over for Collin County Commissioner Duncan Webb, who led the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) through the recently concluded 88th Texas Legislature, the council said....

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UNT and COMSovereign to Collaborate on 5G Edge-Centric Research Platform for Advanced Air Mobility and More
by | Feb 21, 2023
UNT and Dallas-based communications tech company COMSovereign are partnering to develop and launch a new 5G edge-centric infrastructure test platform, funded in part by a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments. With the new program, UNT's Dr. Kamesh Namuduri says his team will "be able to expand our focus on wireless connectivity and research into Advanced Air Mobility technologies including UAVs, where UNT is already actively engaged with an expanding network of industry and government partners."
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DI People: DART, UT Arlington, PepsiCo, Nanoscope, Magellan Health, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Jul 8, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Integrity Marketing, Tauro Capital Advisors, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Ashton Woods, Cariloop, EisnerAmper, Mosaic, Gore Range Capital, One Day, and others.

You'll also find CDFI Friendly Fort Worth's first board appointments, Texas Women's Foundation's newest board members, and North Central Texas Council of Government's new president.
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From Automated Airport Parking to On-Demand Rides, North Texas Boosts Autonomous Vehicle Capabilities

by | Mar 24, 2022
NCTCOG's Regional Transportation Council believes autonomous vehicles are part of the solution to North Texas' future.

From autonomous parking at DFW airport to self-driving DART shuttles to medication deliveries in McKinney—along with local hubs for Kodiak Robotics, Aurora, and TuSimple—the region could prove to be the "most robust, automated, and connected vehicle ecosystem in the country," says one official.
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Fort Worth’s Panther Island Dream Gets More Real with $403M Federal Funding
by | Jan 21, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Wednesday to spend $403 million on the final design and build of a 1.5-mile flood-control bypass channel, which will reroute part of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth—and create Panther Island. Fort Worth hopes the 800-acre island will become a massive housing and mixed-use entertainment and recreational district, connecting downtown Fort Worth to the city’s cultural district and the Stockyards.
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Three Southern Dallas Projects Awarded $21M in Federal RAISE Grants
by | Nov 23, 2021
$12 million will go toward building The Loop's Trinity Forest Spine Trail South Phase; $8.218 million will enhance mobility within the Southern Dallas County Inland Port, including the purchase of eight on-demand electric shuttles; and $900,000 will help connect communities across the Southern Gateway, from Oak Cliff to the forthcoming I-35 deck park to the Dallas Zoo and the Tenth Street Historic District.
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I-35 Deck Park by Dallas Zoo Will Have Major Wow Factor—and a Driving Mission
by | Nov 22, 2021
"It's not an idea—it's happening," says April Allen, president of the Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation. 

Southern Gateway Park will be an engineering marvel over I-35E, with five acres of wooded slopes, water features, rocky escarpments, a restaurant/retail complex hidden under a hilltop, and one of the most awesome kids' playgrounds in North Texas. But its greatest achievement may be to make Oak Cliff whole again—and to bring all of Dallas together.
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New North Texas Center for Mobility Technologies Will Fuel Innovation With Industry-University Collaborations

by | Dec 8, 2020
North Texas’ research universities will offer their expertise in artificial intelligence, composite materials, wireless vehicle tech, IOT, big data, and more.

Under the umbrella of the Texas Research Association, the new center aims to solve mobility challenges faced by industry, nonprofits, municipalities, and transportation agencies—here and beyond.
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Dallas Startup Week Panelists: How Dallas Is Becoming A Hub for Autonomous Transportation
by | Sep 1, 2020
The virtual panel of leaders from Ericsson and Kodiak discussed Dallas' growth and how startups can seek funding and partnerships from large corporations.
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DFW Transportation Group Says it’s Exploring Hyperloop as Option to Connect Area Cities
by | Jul 11, 2018
The Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Council will seek proposals later this year for a Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement for the high-speed corridor connecting Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.
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Dallas to Test Smart, Pedestrian-Friendly Streets Within a Year
by | Apr 25, 2018
The City of Dallas’ Department of Transportation is currently identifying five parts of town where workers will weave smart city technology into street rehab projects.
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