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Imagine living in a world where economic, public health, environmental and climate uncertainties routinely impact transportation use, how and where work occurs, and where people live and socialize. This future could unfold in many ways and impact people and transportation differently. In the past five years, North Carolina has experienced some of these disruptions to everyday life through hurricanes, like Matthew and Florence, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The impacts of an unstable future are difficult to predict; however, based on recent experiences and our understanding of projected population growth in North Carolina, the risks vary by location across the state.

Click on the following places to learn more about what the future may look like in each area.