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This Week at NCDOT: Celebrating Transit, Aviation and Ports

Public Transit systems reach milestones with new facilities, new airport terminal opens in the city of Washington, NCDOT send out first-ever customer survey, NCDOT celebrates 70th Anniversary of the North Carolina Ports Authority
RALEIGH - The following are highlights from the past week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Several of the below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, NCDOT Now, which can be viewed by clicking here. Public Transit Systems Expand to Meet Needs of Riders The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) and Wave Transit recently took steps toward strengthening customer service and improving operations and maintenance in their local regions. PART broke ground on a new Intermodal Transportation Center in Greensboro. The center will include a maintenance facility for PART buses and vehicles, a passenger waiting area, parking and restrooms. Wave Transit in Wilmington cut the ribbon on its new operations center. The $13.5 million dollar facility will house operations and maintenance in a single transportation hub. The facility will meet LEED Gold certification for its environmentally-friendly design, which features a compressed natural gas fueling station to allow the use of vehicles that run on natural gas to reduce emissions, minimize fuel costs, and contribute to healthy air quality. NCDOT Celebrates New Airport Terminal with the City of WashingtonNCDOT joined the city of Washington to celebrate the completion of a new terminal building at Warren Field Airport. A storm in 2012 destroyed the previous terminal building located in Beautfort County. With the help of NCDOT's Division of Aviation, a plan was developed to replace the building. Originally built in 1975 as a military training facility, Warren Field Airport now serves local and national businesses. 70th Anniversary of North Carolina Ports AuthorityTransportation Secretary Tony Tata traveled to the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City earlier this month to thank employees for their service and celebrate the authority's 70th anniversary.Created in 1945 by the North Carolina General Assembly, the Ports Authority has made it their mission to enhance the economy of the state by attracting new businesses and industries. North Carolina's ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, including inland terminals in Charlotte and in Greensboro, link the state's consumers, businesses and industry to world markets. NCDOT Sends Out First Ever Customer SurveyNCDOT started mailing out the department's first-ever customer survey this month. The purpose of this survey is to get a measurement of how the department is doing in our effort to provide great customer service. Participation in the survey can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused. Citizens will be randomly selected to receive a paper copy in the mail to help NCDOT find out what North Carolina residents think about various services. For more information on NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660.

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