RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in
NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.
N.C. Transportation Summit
The N.C. Department of Transportation is kicking off 2019 by hosting the first ever
NC Transportation Summit on Jan. 9-10 in Raleigh. Transportation industry leaders from around the world will discuss the future of transportation, economic and environmental challenges, emerging technologies and more.
Companies who are leaders in game-changing technologies will also discuss their ideas and showcase groundbreaking technologies that will help our state plan for the future and not be reactionary.
The Summit launches NCDOT’s effort to bring leaders together to develop a long-range plan to envision, plan, build and fund the most comprehensive modern transportation system in the nation. Cutting-edge technology like hyperloop and drone supply deliveries will be featured, among many others.
Join the conversation and see where the future of transportation is headed using the hashtag #NCTransportationSummit.
Global TransPark Announcement
Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that LGM Enterprises, an aviation company that operates the Fly Exclusive jet charter service, is launching a company to paint and refurbish aircraft at the North Carolina Global TransPark located in Kinston.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. and the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority led the State’s support for the company’s expansion which will create 145 jobs.
LGM Enterprises will add a variety of positions with this expansion, including pilots, painting technicians, and aircraft maintenance personnel. Salaries for the new positions will average nearly $60,000, which is higher than the current Lenoir County average wage of $35,500.
The project brings an investment of $10.5 million to Lenoir County.