vertical mobility in Texas

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The Future of Vertical Mobility in the Dallas Metroplex

They say everything is bigger in Texas. When it comes to drones and advanced aerial mobility (AAM), nothing could be more accurate. The state has put itself high up on the leaderboard in terms of opportunities and forward-leaning initiatives. And Ernest Huffman, Aviation Planning and Education Program Manager for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has put it there.

The NCTCOG is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, to assist in regional planning. Serving a 16-county region of North Central Texas, centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth (DFW), the COG is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional planning for all modes of transportation. It spans across 44 cities, with a combined population of more than seven million people. Its swim lanes include connected and automated vehicles, freight, emergency…