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11/5/2014: N.C. Board of Transportation Approves Recommendations for Sponsorship, Commercial Fees and Privatization to Support Services and Transportation Investment

N.C. Board of Transportation Approves Recommendations for Sponsorship, Commercial Fees and Privatization to Support Services and Transportation Investment

Posted 11/5/2014 10:58:11 AM

RALEIGH – At the direction of the General Assembly, the North Carolina Board of Transportation studied how fees, sponsorship and privatization might be used to reduce the use of public funds for services provided by the Department of Transportation. To carry out duties assigned under the 2014 Budget Bill (Section 34.17(a)), the board received information and discussed opportunities during a joint committee meeting in October and continued to research, review and compile additional information provided by NCDOT staff. And on Thursday, Nov. 6 the Board unanimously approved the draft study. Recommendations include new sponsorship opportunities for highway litter removal and rest areas, implementing or increasing some fees for current NCDOT services including traffic analysis and inspections, and some additional costs for outdoor advertising. A copy of the sponsorship report and a summary of the fees can be found on the NCDOT website.  The recommendations are expected to serve as a basis for policy deliberations by the General Assembly concerning the balance between public funding of infrastructure and user fee based service provision. In many cases NCDOT currently does not collect enough in fees to cover services, and additional funds could be used to help build and maintain the state’s transportation network. The Board did not vote on approving any fees. Its approval of the study was needed so the Department can submit study recommendations to the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee and the Fiscal Research Division no later than December 1. *** NCDOT ***
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5/1/2012: N.C. Board of Transportation Monthly Meeting to be Held in Greensboro

N.C. Board of Transportation Monthly Meeting to be Held in Greensboro

Posted 5/1/2012 3:17:37 PM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation will hold its May meeting in NCDOT’s Transportation Division 7 from Wednesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 3. In addition to the Board’s regular meeting, members will tour TIMCO, Honda Jet and FED-EX Air at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. They will also tour the High Point Depot in High Point, the J. Douglas Galyon Depot and the Gateway Center in Greensboro. To access the full agenda, click here: Attachment. This is the second out-of-town board meeting this year. The purpose of holding the meetings across the state is to enable the members of the Board to see transportation projects in the communities where they occur, to hear suggestions and concerns related to transportation policy, and gain more specific insight into emerging transportation trends and patterns that have the potential to impact all areas of the state. ***NCDOT***
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9/30/2011: NCDOT AWARDS $2.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPAIR MORE THAN 67 MILES OF PRIMARY ROADS IN BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTIES

NCDOT AWARDS $2.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPAIR MORE THAN 67 MILES OF PRIMARY ROADS IN BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTIES

Posted 9/30/2011 2:40:27 PM

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to repair more than 67 miles of primary roads in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. The $2.7 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as Oct. 31 and be completed by May 18, 2012. The contract covers more than 67 miles of primary roads including U.S. 17, U.S. 74/76 and N.C. 130 in New Hanover County and U.S. 117/N.C. 132 and U.S. 17 Business in Pender County. Also, eight miles of U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County will be repaired. This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 416 highway contracts totaling $3.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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9/30/2011: NCDOT AWARDS $54.3 MILLION CONTRACT FOR I-295

NCDOT AWARDS $54.3 MILLION CONTRACT FOR I-295

Posted 9/30/2011 1:12:24 PM

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to build an additional section of I-295, also known as the Fayetteville Outer Loop. A $54.3 million contract was awarded to R.E. Goodson Construction Co. of Darlington, S.C. Work can begin as early as Oct. 31 and be completed by July 15, 2015. The contract includes grading and paving more than 1.9-miles of I-295 from Yadkin Road to west of N.C. 24 (Bragg Boulevard). Work includes an interchange at All American Freeway. This section will connect Bragg Boulevard to All American Freeway. This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 416 highway contracts totaling $3.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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8/2/2011: N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WILMINGTON

N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WILMINGTON

Posted 8/2/2011 8:45:16 AM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation will hold its August meeting in NCDOT’s Transportation Division 3 from Wednesday, Aug. 3 to Thursday, Aug. 4. In addition to the Board’s regular meeting, members will tour the N.C. State Port Authority. They will also tour the new Wave Transit (Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority) Forden Station in Wilmington. To access the full agenda, click here. This is the first out-of-town board meeting this year. The purpose of holding the meetings across the state is to enable the members of the Board to see transportation projects in the communities where they occur, to hear suggestions and concerns related to transportation policy, and gain more specific insight into emerging transportation trends and patterns that have the potential to impact all areas of the state. ***NCDOT***
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