Pamela Burns works in the Air Quality Planning and Operations program areas of the Transportation Department at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. She also serves as coordinator for the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities coalition and is part of the National Clean Cities Coordinator Council.
Based on its population of more than 6.5 million people, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country. Based on land area, it’s the second largest. Regional planners are always looking toward alternative modes of transportation to efficiently and effectively move residents to their destinations. This is particularly important considering that 10 counties in the DFW region are rated by the EPA as non-attainment areas for ground-level ozone.