North Central Texas Council of Governments

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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Autonomous Parking Is Coming to DFW International Airport
by | Apr 7, 2022
The pilot is funded through the NCTCOG’s Regional Transportation Council’s (RTC) Automated Vehicles Program.
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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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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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Will Dallas-Fort Worth Get Its Own HyperLoop or Bullet Train Line? Open Houses Take Us One Step Closer
by | Oct 14, 2021
A transportation study team is exploring a potential high-speed Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth rail line along the I-30 corridor. The North Central Texas Council of Governments is holding open house presentations on the project—which could ultimately lead to a bullet train or hyperloop whizzing us between the cities.
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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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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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North Texas, Start Your (Electric) Engines
by | Mar 7, 2018
Estimates show that the city of Dallas is expected to have 39,000 electric vehicles by 2030, and officials want to make it easier to use them.
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Society Honors Frisco’s 4 Traffic Data Programs
by | Jan 29, 2018
The Texas Chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America recently honored Frisco for its traffic data programs.
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Research+Development:
Ones to Watch
by | Jan 9, 2018
The future is calling. Writer Jeff Bounds talks with five folks in research and development working on new products and strategies, from transportation to emotional intelligence for physicians.
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One Man Drives Council of Government’s Autonomous Vehicle Efforts

by | Sep 26, 2017
Thomas Bamonte is at the controls of NCTCG’s efforts to make the region a national leader in driverless technology and the public policies that will address it.
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Summit: The Long Drive Toward
Scoring a Smart Cities TD
by | May 18, 2017
How close is Dallas to the proverbial smart cities end zone? Experts said there are still some yards to go, but local groups are making some strides.
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What is a Smart City? Experts to Discuss Impact and Opportunities at Summit
by | May 4, 2017
Event topics include how applications of internet of things technology can reduce traffic jams and how to improve public safety and other services using data.
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Autonomous Transit: Arlington Glimpses the Future, Like ‘Uber with Robots’
by | Feb 3, 2017
Alliance for Transportation Innovation allowed people to try out the driverless EasyMile shuttle during its Thursday stop in North Texas.
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