TRTC leaders and members have cultivated a deep understanding of transportation and mobility issues affecting the western half of the North Texas Metroplex, and we are interested in sharing this knowledge with public or private groups.
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35W Coalition – A nonprofit membership organization of concerned citizens, business and land owners, developers, city, county and state officials and transportation experts that advocates for transportation improvements along the I-35W North Corridor in Fort Worth, northern Tarrant County and southern Denton County
CDA – Comprehensive Development Agreement, a new tool established in HB 3588 to facilitate public-private partnerships and bring private capital (equity) into funding transportation improvements
CMAQ – Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, a transportation funding category established in ISTEA and continued in TEA-21…category 5 in the UTP…it provides federal funding to MPOs in nonattainment areas via DOTs for projects that improve air quality
DCTA – Denton County Transportation Authority, a coordinated transportation authority in Denton County
DRMC – Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, an organization of cities, counties and public transportation agencies in a five-county region on the eastern side of the DFW Metroplex that advocates for transportation policy, funding and solutions on a local, state and federal level.
EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, the federal agency that addresses environmental issues
DOT – Department of Transportation, the federal agency that addresses transportation issues
FHWA – Federal Highway Administration, a division of DOT
4A, 4B – Development Corporation Act sections that permit cities to levy with voter consent a sales tax for economic development and other specific uses
HB 3588 – The omnibus transportation bill passed by the 78th Texas Legislature
ISTEA – Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, the 1991 edition of the six-year federal surface transportation program
MPO – Metropolitan Planning Organization, federally mandated to develop transportation plans and programs for urbanized areas
MTP – Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the region’s long range transportation plan (updated every 3 years, 25-year planning horizon)
NCTCOG – North Central Texas Council of Governments, a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to plan for common needs, cooperate for mutual benefit and coordinate for sound regional development
NTC – North Texas Commission, a non-profit consortium of businesses, local governments and higher education institutions that develops strategies, forums and partnerships to address critical problems and key opportunities facing the region
NTTA – North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the State of Texas under Chapter 366 of the Transportation Code, is empowered to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects; to raise capital for construction projects through the issuance of Turnpike Revenue Bonds; and to collect tolls to operate, maintain and pay debt service on those projects
North Tarrant Express (NTE) – a $2.5 billion, 13.5 mile project dedicated to improving mobility along the IH820 and SH121-183/Airport Freeway corridor in Northeast Tarrant County.
RTC – Regional Transportation Council, the MPO for the DFW region, a 39-member policy-making body of local elected and appointed officials who oversee regional transportation planning
SMP – Statewide Mobility Plan, the capacity component of the UTP
SPP – Statewide Preservation Plan, the maintenance component of the UTP
STIP – Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, a three-year financial plan prepared by TxDOT for project development and implementation
STP-MM – Surface Transportation-Metropolitan Mobility, a transportation funding category established in ISTEA and continued in TEA-21, providing federal funding to MPOs
Southwest-to-Northeast Rail Corridor Project – Proposed commuter rail route across Tarrant County that follows existing rail lines from Fort Worth’s Granbury Road/South Hulen area, through downtown Fort Worth, northeast to downtown Grapevine and then into the north entrance of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
TEA-21 – The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, the 1998 edition of the six-year federal surface transportation program
TERP – Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, an incentive program to reduce diesel emissions adopted by the 77th Texas Legislature and funded by the 78th Texas Legislature
TIP – Transportation Improvement Program, a three-year financial plan prepared by the MPO for project development and implementation
TMF – Texas Mobility Fund – a new state fund from which debt service is paid on bonds issued for transportation improvements
TMP – The Texas Metropolitan Mobility Plan, a new plan that seeks to reduce the levels of urban roadway congestion
Transportation Advocates of Texas, Inc. – A statewide transportation coalition with a mission to eliminate congestion and build needed new infrastructure to increase mobility, create jobs and improve quality of life.
TRE – Trinity Railway Express, the commuter rail service between Fort Worth and Dallas
TTC – Texas Transportation Commission, a five member board appointed by the Governor to oversee TxDOT
TTC-35 – The Trans Texas Corridor project generally paralleling IH 35 between Mexico and Oklahoma
TCAWG – Texas Clean Air Working Group, a collaboration of local leaders from nonattainment, near-nonattainment, and early action compact areas who meet monthly with EPA and TCEQ leaders and legislative committee chairs and staff to discuss policies and programs to improve air quality in Texas and to achieve compliance with the federal clean air act
TCEQ – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency that addresses environmental issues
TxDOT – Texas Department of Transportation, the governmental transportation agency in Texas Headquartered in Austin and made up of 21 divisions and 6 offices; four regional support centers provide operational and project delivery support for the agency’s 25 geographical districts
The T – Fort Worth Transportation Authority, bus service provider in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Tower 55 – intersection of Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks near downtown Fort Worth
UTP – Unified Transportation Program, a 10-year financial plan that authorizes project planning and development and is submitted annually to the TTC for approval