Air Quality Policy

Plano will lead by example in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by developing policies that assist the region in reaching attainment for air quality.

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  1. Actions
  2. Status Details


In order to mitigate emissions, continue implementation of the city’s anti-idling ordinance related to heavy-duty vehicles and of the Mobile Source Pollution Reduction Policy to manage idling procedures of city fleet vehicles.
Recurring and On Track
Evaluate and implement new technologies, such as idling detection for city vehicles, to assist with reducing air pollutants.
AQ3Improve timing and coordination of traffic signals with Plano, the state of Texas, the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), and neighboring cities to reduce emissions from idling vehicles and improve traffic flow.
AQ4Initiate and participate in regional alternative energy projects to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
In Progress
Develop a policy that limits roadway construction within Plano to non-peak hours to the maximum extent possible.
Work with area cities to develop a policy regarding High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) access and congestion pricing.
In Progress

View a table of all of the Comprehensive Plan's actions here.