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.
Communities Along S-Line Win RAISE Grant
More funding is coming to multiple communities along the S-Line, a future passenger rail service in North Carolina. The S-Line is a rail corridor that’s the missing link within the larger vision for passenger rail service in the southeast.
The seven communities along the S-Line collectively received a RAISE grant, giving them $3.4 million to help fund the planning of mobility hubs.
The hubs will connect people to different types of travel – like bike trails, buses and other transportation services.
“It’s a real new emerging concept, where we plan not just for a rail stop but for the last mile solutions as well. So we’ll land there coming off the train and then all of your micro-transit, your traditional transit, your scooters, your bike, your walking will all be available to you to finish your trip" said NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Julie White.
The studies of the hubs are expected to be complete in winter 2024.
Be Rail Safe Reminder
NCDOT is reminding people to stay off railroad tracks after more than 50 incidents involving a train and either a vehicle or pedestrian this year.
The department's Rail Division is urging people to follow these tips:
Call the number on the blue sign at railroad crossings if there’s an emergency; and
Pedestrians should cross railroads at legal crossings, such as bridges, underpasses, and railroad crossings with signage.
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Traffic Safety Conference
Hundreds of law enforcement, transportation professionals, researchers, planners, and local government partners gathered in Raleigh this week for the North Carolina Traffic Safety Conference, hosted by the
Governor's Highway Safety Program. The focus of the event was how to make our state’s roads safer through a collaborative approach.
For more on how North Carolina is working to save lives on the road, go to
NCDOT Mourns Employee Killed While Working
The department is mourning one of our own. Anna Bradshaw was killed last week while working to remove a fallen tree posing a hazard to drivers along U.S. 264 Alternate in Wilson County.
As a reminder, slow down and be alert in any work zone or situation when workers are present alongside the road.