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Study Timeline

NC Moves 2050 Study Timeline 


​August 2018 to December 2018

​State of the System

A review of current plans and practices throughout North Carolina to determine how they align with the N.C. Department of Transportation’s mission and goals.

This review will analyze transportation’s role in supporting North Carolina’s economy and quality of life for residents.

During this phase NCDOT engaged residents and stakeholders to learn about their needs and what they envision for the future.

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​October 2018 to February 2019

​Drivers & Opportunities

A look at potential changes that affect and drive North Carolina's future. Drivers include:

  • Anticipated technology
  • Economy
  • Population changes
  • Development
  • Environmental changes

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June 2019
​Scenarios (Plausible Alternative Future Visions, Goals, Objections)

Future scenarios based on the findings from the Drivers & Opportunities phase.

NCDOT educated the public about the input received during the State of the System’s engagement, as well as information learned during the Drivers & Opportunities phase.

NCDOT sought ​residents’ feedback about how North Carolina should address the upcoming challenges and opportunities the state will encounter.

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June 2019 to April 2020

Future Needs, Priorities, Solutions

A short and long-term plan based on testing each scenario and evaluating the trade-offs associated with each one.

NCDOT engaged residents during this phase for input on the options to address statewide challenges and how to capitalize on transportation opportunities.

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​October 2020 to February 2021

​Plan Rollout & Implementation​

​Publicity and delivery of the statewide transportation plan.

  • Oct. 8-9: Draft Technical Summary Report released to the N.C. Board of Transportation and the public
  • Oct. 9-Nov. 9: Public input​ on final recommendations
  • February: Final pla​​n​ adopted by the N.C. Board of Transportation​ and submited to the Federal Highway Administration​​

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*Future dates are subject to change

2/15/2021 12:00 PM