One of the ways the public can support TRTC efforts is by attending the coalition’s monthly meetings. The TRTC meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Intermodal Transportation Center at 1001 Jones Street in downtown Fort Worth (see map). Approximately 130 civic, business and government leaders attend the monthly meetings
Citizens are also welcome to attend public meetings of the Regional Transportation Council and its staff. The RTC is staffed by the Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and information about RTC efforts can be viewed here.
For general TRTC information, perspectives on key transportation and air quality issues affecting the western half of the Metroplex or for more information about TRTC membership, please contact:
TRTC Executive Director
The car radio is playing something loud and twangy. It’s late summer, so bugs are peppering your windshield like dollops of rain as you speed comfortably in the wide, smooth lanes. And then you realize you just missed your dang exit.
Relax, partner—you’re in Texas. Just take the next one, and stay to the left as the off ramp descends towards the intersection. Follow the signage that leads you into the U-turn lane—a curving bypass that traces the underpass’ embankment. Without stoplights, cross traffic, or stress, you about-face to the other side of the highway and head back to where you’re going.
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TxDOT will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, January 25th from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Senior Recreation Center at New York Avenue located at 1815 New York Ave., Arlington, TX 76010. The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on the proposed pedestrian enhancements along Spur 303 (Pioneer Parkway) in the City of Arlington, TX. The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.
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LAS VEGAS — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao made an appearance at CES this week to show that the Trump administration wants to help promote innovation in self-driving cars and drones through working with the private sector and reducing regulations.
X “We know that there are so many outdated and duplicative regulations that really hamper the growth of innovation,” Chao told Investor’s Business Daily. “We want to have the public and relevant stakeholders tell us what they are so that we can begin to do something about them so that we can promote innovation.”
While at CES, Chao announced updates
to the DOT’s drone pilot program as well as issued multiple official Requests for Comment and Information to “identify which regulations, parts of regulations or terminology need to be updated to allow for innovation to move forward.”
Chao also emphasized that the Trump administration does not believe in a “top-down approach,” but instead wants to work with the private sector “to ensure innovation flourishes.”
There will not be a December General SETT meeting.
Who We Are
We are employees who face longer commutes to and from work every day, taking away precious time with loved ones.
We are business leaders who lose more than $4 billion annually in wasted productivity and fuel.
We are elected officials and citizens worried about air quality and safety in our communities.
We are TRTC – a broad-based, non-profit group committed to finding solutions to the mobility challenges facing the western half of the DFW Metroplex.
Our goal is to spur conversation amongst friends, neighbors, business colleagues, local leaders and state government officials about our region’s urgent mobility needs – roadways, commuter rail and freight rail. Through these conversations, a unified voice can emerge, leading to increased investment in transportation and more efficient movement of people and goods across the western half of the Metroplex.
To view the impressive roster of community leaders who are already leading the conversation, please click here.
What We Do
To secure the efficient movement of goods and people across the western half of the Metroplex, TRTC undertakes several initiatives:
- Monthly Meetings. Concerned citizens, business leaders and elected officials meet monthly for insider briefings from key transportation agencies and special guest presenters. We share ideas about solving the mobility crisis and taking action. Learn when and where you can join us or view past presentations.
- Legislative Advocacy. TRTC maintains an ongoing dialogue with elected officials – visiting with legislators, sending delegations to Austin, holding town-hall-style forums that offer access to dignitaries, and orchestrating letter-writing campaigns to influence critical issues. Help ensure that your elected officials hear the case for transportation investment – loud and clear.
- Public Education. To improve mobility, we need the support of the people – citizens, business leaders and landowners. That’s why we devote many resources to galvanizing our neighbors, colleagues and friends – delivering presentations to community groups, holding public awareness events and staging communications campaigns. Won’t you join our conversation and help spread the word?