and modifications to the Fiscal Year 2006 and Fiscal Year 2007 Work Program
will be presented at three
PUBLIC HEARINGS by the NCTCOG in June 2007.
Failure to reach Federal Air Quality Attainment levels impacts transportation funding and is cited as one reason for the shift from funding roads with gas tax money to converting public state and federal highways to toll roads.
in the Air Quality Plan.
THIS IS THE CITIZENS' OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK OUT AND GO ON THE RECORD - STATING YOUR PREFERENCES AND PRIORITIES regarding air quality and transportation projects in this region.
THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED TO GO AND SPEAK OUT!
The 2030 Mobility Plan calls for adding 675 more miles of tolled freeways or tolled lanes to existing highways in the DFW Region in the next 30 years.
(It calls for only 70 additional miles of non-tolled highways).
Changes in the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) must be submitted for public comment. (It's a 521 page document covering transportation plans for 2008-2011.
As a citizen, this is your chance to say what you think about adding toll lanes or converting existing highways to toll roads in the DFW Area.
The RTC favors funding new highway construction with private/public partnerships (CDAs) with toll rates higher than necessary to retire the debt and maintain the roads so that substantial surplus toll revenue can be generated over 50 year contracts to fund other regional transportation projects.
If this is what you want, state your opinion. If you do not favor turning most of the major roads in the DFW metroplex into toll roads or adding additional capacity as tolled HOV lanes, this is where you should speak out.
I-30, SH 360, SH 121, SH 161, I-9, Airport Freeway, DFW Connector, and other strategic corridors.
DFW Regional Concerned Citizens will attend these hearings.
If you'd like to join us in preparing for these public hearing call 817 795-2519.
Join DFW REGIONAL CONCERNED CITIZENS