Ozone season in North Texas is March to October, when warm weather conditions necessary to form ground-level ozone normally occur. Pollution from traffic, industry, and other sources produce ozone forming molecules such as Nitrogen Oxides and Volatile Organic Compounds. When ozone concentrations exceed safe levels, based on the Air Quality Index, an Ozone Action Day Alert is issued.
How We're Improving Air Quality
Upgrading the City's fleet to alternative fuel and electric vehicles where appropriate
Reducing idling through an anti-idling policy ordinance
Construction of resource efficient City buildings
Improving the energy efficiency of existing City buildings
Increasing bicycle trails and lanes to improve non-vehicle transit accessibility
What You Can Do To Make an Impact
Walk, bike, or use alternative transportation whenever possible.
Utilize bike trails and lanes to cycle to work or the store.
Keep up with your vehicle's maintenance schedule, and bring it in promptly for repairs.
Always maintain properly inflated tires.
If you need to purchase a new car, consider purchasing an electric vehicle. Check for available tax credits.
Don't idle your car or truck, especially in school zones.
Try Parking It offers a way for residents of North Central Texas to track their commutes and energy-saving measures, such as carpooling and bringing lunch.