Statewide Public Feedback
Public engagement was a key component of NC Moves 2050. More than 3 million people were reached across North Carolina at in-person events, presentations, workshops, NCDOT facilities, online opportunities and other activities. Throughout the development of NC Moves 2050, NCDOT engaged North Carolina citizens and community leaders in conversations about the future of transportation to identify needs, priorities and solutions.
Targeted outreach through regional events and direct communication ensured that NCDOT engaged diverse populations including those in rural areas, young adults and minority communities. Methods included reaching out to rural school districts, historically black colleges and universities, and counties with higher densities of minority populations to provide NC Moves 2050 Plan information and presentations.
Four surveys were developed and administered to collect public input at key points during the planning process. Over 30,000 responses were received throughout the development of the plan.
NCDOT planning partners, state/local agencies and stakeholders and advocacy groups including transit operators, trucking associations and bicycle/pedestrian advocates from across the state were asked to participate in workshops and training sessions to provide input on transportation needs and to serve as champions for the plan.
- Phase I: A project kickoff meeting launched stakeholder engagement where participants learned about the goals of NC Moves 2050 and helped define the vision for the plan.
- Phase II: Training sessions provided a way to learn about future challenges and opportunities and to rank them by importance for their regions.
- Phase III: Workshops conducted asked for input on strategies NCDOT should consider to navigate future conditions.
- Phase IV: Workshops focused on collecting public and stakeholder input on the proposed set of strategies and actions.
An interactive comment map encouraged the public to provide comments about transportation specific to their regions.
Resident-led gatherings called "Table Topics" allowed resident groups to provide meaningful feedback about the needs of their communities through casual conversation at their convenience.
NCDOT attended over 80 events across the state to promote NC Moves 2050 and to provide the public with the opportunity to provide feedback.
The "Leap into the Future" poster competition encouraged North Carolina students in 1st through 12th grade to visualize what future transportation innovations could look like.