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12/9/2016: Grantees Receive Mobile CARE Awards

Grantees Receive Mobile CARE Awards

Posted 12/9/2016 1:51:01 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Public Transportation congratulates two of its grant recipients, YVEDDI and GoTriangle, for being honored at the 10th Annual Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (Mobile CARE) awards earlier this year. Mobile CARE is an annual awards initiative organized by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center to recognize individual and organizational efforts in North Carolina aimed at reducing transportation related emissions, promoting fuel diversity and fuel economy through alternative fuels, advanced technologies, vehicle efficiency and other best practices. The award for the Fleet category went to YVEDDI, a public transportation agency located in Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties. This award category recognizes public or private fleets that have integrated alternative fuels or advanced transportation technologies and efficiencies. YVEDDI currently operates 40 percent of its fleet on propane autogas, with seven vehicles converted to the alternate fuel in 2016. The agency plans to be close to 85 percent in the near future. This high utilization rate has led to significant cost savings and reductions in vehicle emissions. The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program at GoTriangle was recognized in the Organization category. The program focuses on reducing the amount of single occupancy vehicles on the road to improve air quality, reduce congestion, and improve the quality of life for residents of the Triangle region. The efforts of the GoTriangle TDM program in 2016 resulted in 14,393 new alternative mode users, a reduction in daily vehicle miles traveled by 141,770 miles and nearly 6,000 gallons of gasoline saved daily. The increase in alternative mode users and reduction in vehicle miles traveled have led to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 64,605 kgs/day. ***NCDOT***  
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6/21/2016: Governor’s Award for Public Transportation Presented to Kerr Area Transit Director

Governor’s Award for Public Transportation Presented to Kerr Area Transit Director

Posted 6/21/2016 1:19:53 PM

RALEIGH — Kerr Area Transportation Authority Executive Director Robert Brink, Jr. was presented with the 2016 Governor’s Award for Public Transportation on June 14 by the N.C. Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division at its conference in Concord. The award, first given in 1988, is presented annually outstanding service and contributions to public transportation services in North Carolina. Public Transportation Division Director Debbie Collins presented the award. Brink has served as executive director for Kerr Area Transportation Authority since 2006. As executive director, he oversees public transportation services in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren Counties. Kerr Area Transportation Authority, locally known as KARTS, is a public, rural transportation system which provides scheduled rides, as well as a shuttle that serves downtown Henderson. Brink has served as the President of the N.C. Public Transportation Association and is a member of a Transit Cooperative Research Panel studying the effects of non-emergency medical transportation on transportation coordination. Brink received his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and completed Effective Supervisory Management Training from the UNC School of Government. He has held a number of leadership positions in both local and statewide organizations, including the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Kerr-Tar Council of Government Rural Planning Organization. Brink and his wife Janelle have two children, Trey and Camden.
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6/2/2016: June Public Transportation Division Report

June Public Transportation Division Report

Posted 6/2/2016 9:55:17 AM

RALEIGH - Check out the June Public Transportation Division Report, featuring stories on: PTD Success Plan Benefits of Transit Report Success Stories Upcoming Meetings and Events And more! Click here to read this month’s report. ***NCDOT***
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5/18/2016: May Public Transportation Division Report

May Public Transportation Division Report

Posted 5/18/2016 1:39:29 PM

RALEIGH - Check out the May Public Transportation Division Report, featuring stories on: PTD Staff Team Trainings New Ford Transit Vehicles The PTD Funding Plan Upcoming Meetings and Events And more! Click here to read this month’s report. ***NCDOT***
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4/7/2016: April Public Transportation Division Report

April Public Transportation Division Report

Posted 4/7/2016 2:20:04 PM

RALEIGH - Check out the April Public Transportation Division Report, featuring stories on: PTD Projects Selected For N.C. State Research Program PTD’s Success Plan Trainings and Events And more! Click here to read this month’s report. Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities. New transportation projects in the state’s current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory’s leadership. ***NCDOT***    
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