One of North Carolina’s largest government agencies, the N.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining approximately 80,000 miles of roadway and 18.000 bridges and culverts across the state, as well as regulating and implementing programs to support
public transit and bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
The department also includes the
Governor's Highway Safety Program,
N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and
N.C. Turnpike Authority as well as
N.C. State Ports Authority and
N.C. Global TransPark – both of which help expand economic opportunities in the state.
Secretary of Transportation, a member of the governor's cabinet, leads the department, and the 20-member Board of Transportation serves as its governing body and assists in making decisions and approving the allocation of funds.