One of state's largest government agencies, the N.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining approximately 80,000 miles of roadways and 18.000 bridges and culverts across North Carolina, as well as regulating and implementing programs to support rail, aviation, ferry, 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.

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NCDOT Structure
NCDOT’s roots lie in the State Highway Commission, formed in 1915. Since then, NCDOT has evolved into a multi-modal agency providing a wide range of projects and services to meet North Carolina’s transportation needs. Visit the NCDOT Structure page for an overview of the department’s structure and decision-making process.
NCDOT Mission and Goals
Read NCDOT’s mission and goals, as well as the department’s performance in meeting its goals.
NCDOT Finance and Budget
NCDOT operates annually on a $4.4 billion budget funded by both state and federal sources. The Finance and Budget page details what those sources are and how they are spent, as well as how NCDOT is using innovative methods to get the most out of our revenue.


Secretary of Transportation
Nick Tennyson was named as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation in August 2015. Read his biography.
NCDOT Board of Transportation
The North Carolina Board of Transportation is made up of representatives across the state who represent a specific transportation division or at-large area of interest. They work with NCDOT staff to make decisions about transportation priorities. The board meets monthly in Raleigh, typically the first Thursday of each month, with subcommittee meetings held the first Wednesday.
Visit the Board of Transportation page to learn more about the board members and their responsibilities, as well as view board meeting dates, agendas and minutes.
NCDOT Executive Leadership
NCDOT’s executive leadership is comprised of key staff members within the department who oversee major areas of NCDOT’s operations, such as highways, information technology, finance and human resources. Read to learn more about who they are and how they help NCDOT reach its goals.