As North Texas is projected to grow to an estimated 10.7 million people by 2040, transportation is at the forefront to keep up with a rapidly growing region. In 2012, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated ten counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise Counties) in North Central Texas as nonattainment for the pollutant ozone in accordance with the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As various transportation sectors remain a significant contributor to ozone emissions, transportation related projects are critical to ensure healthy air quality across the region. Below are tools, resources, and case studies to support local governments, educational institutions, and public and private entities’ efforts to implement programs to reduce harmful transportation related emissions in the public and private sector.

This interactive map highlights buildings and communities throughout the North Central Texas region have been certified by third-party organizations that recognize sustainable excellence in the built environment.

Reduce transportation CO2 emissions for existing and new infrastructure by 50%.


The Dallas 2030 District has set transportation CO2 emission reduction goals for existing and new infrastructure.  For existing infrastructure, the goal is a minimum 20% reduction below the current district average by 2020, with incremental targets, reaching a 50% reduction by 2030.  For new infrastructure, major renovations, and new infrastructure, the goal is an immediate 50% reduction below the current district average with incremental targets, reaching carbon neutral by 2030.


Total Annual Petroleum Savings:

Texas Clean Cities Coalitions Comparison 2015

Total: 41,937,005 Gasoline Gallon Equivalents

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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) resource guide for clean and efficient vehicles and resources.
The official US government source for fuel economy information.
To increase sustainable development across the North Central Texas region through a variety of program areas, campaigns, and funding opportunities.
To outline goals and provides workable, cost-effective solutions to reduce emissions from local fleets and support regional efforts to attain federal air quality standards in the North Central Texas Region.
A ride-match and trip-logging program available for commuters in North Central Texas.
A regional public awareness campaign and partnership that seeks to improve air quality in North Texas.
The International Sustainable Campus Network brings together colleges and universities from around the world to collaborate on integrating sustainability into all aspects of operations.