Transportation

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.

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SmartWay® is a voluntary, public-private program by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps the freight industry reduce fleet emissions, improve fuel economy, and increase energy efficiency. The SmartWay program includes four major elements: SmartWay Transport Partnership, SmartWay Technology Program, SmartWay Vehicles, and SmartWay International Interests.
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STAR Communities certifies communities that are leaders in local sustainability.
Advanced
To increase sustainable development across the North Central Texas region through a variety of program areas, campaigns, and funding opportunities.
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Provides links to various current and recurring grant opportunities and incentives for clean technology and infrastructure. Funding programs that address air quality, such as clean vehicle projects, are available from a number of Federal, State, local, and non-profit entities.
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A ride-match and trip-logging program available for commuters in North Central Texas.
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The Urban Land Institite is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers in the fields of land use and real estate development.
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Vision North Texas is a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing public awareness about important regional land use issues that affect mobility, air quality, water supply and other economic and environmental resources.
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