Draft DBE Program to be Discussed at Public Meetings June 13-15


North Texans can provide input on transportation recommendations at public meetings, online


Contact: Amanda Wilson
(817) 695-9284

(Arlington, Texas) – NCTCOG will host public meetings at 6:00 pm June 13 in Fort Worth, 6:00 pm June 14 in Plano and 2:30 pm June 15 in Arlington. Staff will present a draft of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and goals for fiscal years 2017-2019 as well as data collected from the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Monitoring program.

NCTCOG works to ensure equal opportunities for all contractors in the North Central Texas region. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program was established to assure contracting opportunities for minority and historically underutilized businesses. Every two years, NCTCOG is required to update DBE participation goals and will present program updates for public review and comment.

Additionally, attendees will also be shown data from the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring program. In 2014, NCTCOG purchased bicycle and pedestrian count data collection equipment, and in partnership with other agencies, began installing the equipment on shared-use paths in various urban and suburban areas around the region. A report has been prepared providing an overview of 2015 count data collected in 26 locations installed in five cities across four counties. The report presents information for each count station related to mode share split, total bicycle and pedestrian trips and seasonal variations in the average daily trips by month.

The AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program, 2016 Clean Air Action Day and an update to the Title VI Nondiscrimination program will also be highlighted.

Following the public meeting in Arlington, a video recording will be available online at NCTCOG.org/input.

Public Meeting Details

Monday, June 13
6 p.m.
East Regional 
6301 Bridge St.
Fort Worth, TX 76112

Tuesday, June 14
6 p.m.
Oak Point Park Nature 
& Retreat Center
5901 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074

Wednesday, June 15
2:30 p.m.
North Central Texas 
Council of Governments 
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011


About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including
16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the
NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media


      About the Regional Transportation Council:

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. The MPO works in cooperation with the region’s transportation providers to address the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties. The RTC’s 44 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area’s transportation providers.