Regional Transportation Council

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.

The RTC of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974....

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DI People: PGA of America, The DEC Network, Blackshaw Partners, Exela Technologies, And More Make Leadership Moves
by | Jun 17, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Avodah, Skylark Equity Partners, Stream Realty Partners, Sesami Cash Management Technologies, and others.
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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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New Dallas International District to Turn Valley View-Galleria Area Into Global Showplace

by | Jan 4, 2022
Get ready for worlds to collide: With a plan 10 years in the making, Dallas' new International District will provide a unique home for international businesses of all sizes—along with a new 20-acre central park, international festivals, community gatherings, and a nearby PreK-12 STEAM International Academy being built by the Dallas ISD.

Funded by a public-private partnership, the district is also a testing ground for innovation with a civic smart zone and automated people mover.
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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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