Nick Tennyson appointed Transportation Secretary, federal funding extension passed and NCDOT employees want you to know the signs of a heart attack
Governor Pat McCrory on Thursday announced the appointment of Nick Tennyson as the new Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Tennyson has served as Chief Deputy Secretary since March 2013, and succeeds Tony Tata, who resigned last week.
Federal Transportation Funding Extension Passed
Late last week, Congress passed a three-month extension of federal funding for transportation projects through the Highway Trust Fund. This latest short-term patch will expire October 29.
Federal funding accounts for more than 25 percent of NCDOT's total budget, and 50 percent of our construction program.
NCDOT Employee Survives Heart Attack with Assistance from Co-Worker
Raleigh NCDOT employee Jill Sciortino recently suffered a heart attack while on the job. She's doing ok now thanks to the quick thinking and actions of coworker Jack Pedro who recognized something was wrong.
Now these employees are sharing their story to help educate others on the warning signs and ways to respond if you think you or someone you know is having a heart attack.
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