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May
6

North Central Texas Council of Governments

The Regional Transportation Council is the independent transportation policy body of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.  The RTC meets the second Thursday of each month, and the RTC’s 44 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area’s transportation providers.  The RTC oversees the metropolitan transportation planning process.

Primary activities:

  • Guiding the development of multimodal transportation plans and programs.
  • Determining the allocation of federal, state and regional transportation funds.
  • Selecting transportation projects in some programs and recommending projects to the Texas Transportation Commission for other programs.
  • Ensuring transportation providers coordinate services.
  • Ensuring the metropolitan area complies with state and federal laws and regulations regarding transportation and air quality.

 

 

 




Next Meeting Date


May 14, 2020 – 1:00 PM

Regional Transportation Council



April 9

This meeting was conducted as a telephonic/audio meeting.


March

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX  76011


February

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX  76011


January

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX  76011


December 12

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


November 14

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011

 


October 10

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


September 12

Transportation Investment Summit

Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

Room G1, 4th Floor

500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.

Irving, TX 75039

 


August 8

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled


July 11

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


June 13

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


May 9

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


April 11

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


March 14

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


February 14

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


January 10

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


December 13

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


November 8

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


October 11

Transportation Council Room

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


September 13

NCTCOG

616 Six Flags Drive

Arlington, TX 76011


August 9

Transportation Council Room

May
3

Procedures for the Submission of Petitions by North American Producers of Passenger Vehicles or Light Trucks To Use the Alternative Staging Regime for the USMCA Rules of Origin for Automotive Goods

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Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Request for petitions.

For a limited period, a North American producer of passenger vehicles and light trucks (vehicle producer) may request an alternative to the standard staging regime for the rules of origin for automotive goods under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or the Agreement) using the procedures and guidance for submitting petitions in this notice.

To be assured of consideration, a vehicle producer must submit a petition with a draft alternative staging plan no later than July 1, 2020. A vehicle producer must submit a petition with its final alternative staging plan no later than August 31, 2020.

Submit petitions by email to USMCAAutosCommittee@ustr.eop.gov. For alternatives to email submissions, please contact Kent Shigetomi, Director for Multilateral Non-Tariff Barriers at (202) 395-9459 in advance of the deadline and before submission.

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Kent Shigetomi, Director for Multilateral Non-Tariff Barriers at (202) 395-9459.

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I. Introduction

A. Background

On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA.

The USMCA includes new rules of origin to claim preferential treatment for Start Printed Page 22239automotive goods, including higher Regional Value Content (RVC) thresholds, mandatory requirements to produce core parts in the region, mandatory steel and aluminum purchasing requirements, and a Labor Value Content (LVC) requirement. The Agreement allows vehicle producers to request an alternative staging regime for these requirements that would permit a longer period of transition to help ensure that future production is able to meet the new rules. The standard staging regime is specified under the Automotive Appendix to Chapter 4 of the USMCA (Automotive Appendix), with the exception of Article 8, which specifies provisions relating to the alternative staging regime. You can find information about the estimated impact of the USMCA rules of origin on investment, production, and employment in the U.S. automotive sector on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) website: https://ustr.gov/​trade-agreements/​free-trade-agreements/​united-states-mexico-canada-agreement/​us-automotive-sector.

B. Overview of the Alternative Staging Regime

The alternative staging regime differs from the standard staging regime by providing additional time and a different phase-in of the new requirements. It provides an alternative to certain rules of origin requirements for passenger vehicles and light trucks, but does not replace any other rules of origin or any provisions of general applicability for these goods to claim preferential treatment under the USMCA.

For instance, under an alternative staging regime, importers of certain passenger vehicles and light trucks will have an additional two years—five years instead of three—to meet the requirements, and the vehicles will have different RVC and LVC thresholds.

To qualify for an alternative staging regime, a vehicle producer must submit

Apr
7

CPD officer struck by vehicle fleeing traffic stop in North Lawndale on West Side: police

CHICAGO (WLS) — An on-duty Chicago police officer was struck by a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop Monday in North Lawndale on the West Side, police said.

According to police, around 2:40 a.m. officers in a marked squad car were conducting a traffic stop on a 2015 Buick Lacrosse in the 1100-block of S. Troy Avenue.

When officers approached the vehicle, they observed two men with open alcohol, police said.

One officer opened the driver side door when the driver put the vehicle in reverse striking him and fleeing in an unknown direction, police said.

The officer was transported to a local hospital with injuries to both legs, police said. He is in good condition.

The Buick was later discovered unoccupied by responding officers in the 1100-block of S. Whipple Street, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

No one is in custody.

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Jun
30

Bycycle From North Of Mongolia To Middle Of Siberia

No one knows when the timeliness of the bike on this earth. The legislature altered the definition of vehicle to not encapsulate bicycles for drunk driving purposes, however to encapsulate bicycles in the visitors guidelines and regulations. Reasonably priced but packing a punch, these brakes work well on Mountain Bikes with suspension as well as Hybrid Bikes.

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