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This Week at NCDOT: Passenger Ferry Contract Canceled, Bike and Pedestrian Safety


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 de​​​​​​partment's weekly newscast.

Passenger Ferry 2020 Contract Canceled

NCDOT has canceled its 2020 contract for the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry due to impacts from COVID-19.

The passenger ferry was introduced last year as another way people could travel between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The Ferry Division will continue to offer vehicle ferry service on the North Carolina coast, but to protect passengers and ferry crews, the agency encourages passengers to stay in their vehicles or stand at least six feet from others while on board.

Bike and Pedestrian Safety

The stay at home order continues, and more people are choosing to get outside for a walk or a bike ride. Remember to maintain safe social distance to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

NCDOT is also reminding walkers, cyclists and motorists to stay alert, avoid distractions and be courteous of others. Safety is critical for everyone. For more information on bike and pedestrian laws, go to

More Information on COVID-19

As another reminder regarding COVID-19, the state is constantly updating its website for people seeking information. The website continues to have the latest information about protecting your health, applying for unemployment and many other topics related to COVID-19.

NCDOT is also providing updates as necessary. You can find that information and more on our website,​​​​


12/22/2020 12:28 PM