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.
Grand Opening at Midland Logistics Park
This week in Midland,
NCDOT's Rail Division and Aberdeen Carolina and Western Railway, along with state and local leaders celebrated the grand opening of Midland Logistics Park in Cabarrus County.
The Midland Logistics Park is a 70-acre development anchored by the railway's Midland Transload Yard and includes three additional properties available for prospective rail customers. The Midland Transload Yard can accommodate 120 railcars for transload, storage and distribution of raw materials and finished goods. It is expected to become a central distribution hub for the Charlotte-metropolitan area.
“This transload facility really is, part of our vision of bringing rail to more customers and more industries that need to use rail as a mode or have access to the mode where they may not have a rail support for their individual site," said Rail Director Jason Orthner.
NC Quick Pass Call Center
NCDOT officials were in Rocky Mount this week for a ribbon cutting of the new
NC Quick Pass call center.
The call center aims to improve the
NC Quick Pass customer experience while providing additional jobs to the Rocky Mount area.
NC Quick Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to enjoy toll roads in North Carolina.
Safety City at the N.C. State Fair
Fall is here, and that means it's time for the
N.C. State Fair. We hope you enjoy the rides, games and food, and also stop by Safety City, located near the Kerr Scott building.
Visited by more than thousands every year, the attraction informs and engages visitors on things like the dangers of impaired driving, speeding, railroad safety, and seat belt and child passenger protection.
The fair runs through Oct. 23.