Raleigh - The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Several of the below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, N.C. Transportation Now, which can be viewed by clicking here.
State and local law enforcement spent their holidays keeping impaired drivers off the roads during the N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program's "Booze It and Lose It" campaign, which ran from December 11 through January 3. The campaign resulted in 3,074 DWI charges. Of those charges, 252 were drug related and 2,822 were alcohol related.
Next Carolina Panthers Train Sunday, Jan. 17
The Carolina Panthers play next on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1:05 p.m., and North Carolina's Amtrak is running its regularly scheduled Panthers Train to help you get there!
To board the 1/17 Panthers Train, book a seat on Piedmont Train 73, departing Raleigh at 6:45 a.m. The train arrives in Charlotte at 10:04 a.m., and CATS buses are available at the station to drop off passengers near the stadium.
NCDOT Maintenance Crews Prepared for Winter Weather
With more than 3,200 specially trained employees and hundreds of trucks that can be used to remove snow and ice, NCDOT works hard to prepare for winter weather and the hazards that come with it. There are a lot of facets to winter weather readiness and response, and NCDOT is committed to making sure that they are all in place and work well together before winter comes.
For more information on N.C. Transportation Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT's online newsroom.