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.
NCDOT Garners National Award
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NCDOT received a national award from the National Operations Center of Excellence for its new Traffic Incident Management Training Track. NCDOT was recognized for “Agency Improvement” as North Carolina is one of the first states to have constructed a facility that can support incident response training exercises for multiple agencies.
The training track in Garner provides a lifelike classroom for law enforcement and first responders to practice situations aimed at decreasing response times and helping save lives of responders. The track was designed to incorporate North Carolina’s unique geography, so agencies will be more familiar with how to respond safely to different types of emergencies.
The department is proud to share the award with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, which has its training facility at the same location.
License and Theft Celebrates 100 Years
This year the Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The oldest law enforcement agency in the state will celebrate by honoring the contributions of current and former employees throughout the year.
The bureau enforces state and federal laws regulating vehicle operations, including recovering stolen cars, investigating motor vehicle dealer fraud, and shutting down fraudulent identification operations.
Amtrak Valentine's Day Sale
If you are still looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift – take advantage of the buy one, get one free sale for train tickets now underway! You must
book through Amtrak and pick travel days between Feb. 22 and Aug. 27 of this year. The sale ends Feb. 16, so book your tickets soon.
And to keep everyone safe while traveling, enhanced cleaning is happening in stations and on board the trains, and masks and social distancing are required.