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This Week at NCDOT: Greensboro Urban Loop Opens, NC By Train Ridership, Ferry Division Career Fairs, Future City Competition



​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.​

Greensboro Urban Loop Opens

Many local and state officials were on hand as the N.C. Department of Transportation opened a new 4-mile stretch of the Greensboro Urban Loop​, officially completing the 49-mile project.

Interstate 840, the designation that will follow the northern half of the loop, will meet significant transportation needs for the triad region.

The highway will relieve congestion that has clogged the city's major arteries for years, and will create better connections between the city and locations to the north.

NC By Train Ridership

North Carolina's passenger rail service broke an annual record for ridership​ last year. 
Over 522,000 passengers rode NC By Train, setting a new record in the intercity rail service's 32-year history.

NC By Train provides multiple trains throughout the day between Raleigh and Charlotte, as well as daily service connecting Charlotte, Raleigh, and New York through the Carolinian. 
To book your next trip on the train, go to

Ferry Division Career Fairs

The North Carolina Ferry Division will host a series of four career events next month to find qualified applicants to staff its ferries, terminals, and shipyards.

Applications will be accepted for temporary and full-time positions at all experience levels, from general utility worker to experienced boat captains.

For a listing of the Ferry Division's job openings, visit the state jobs website​.

Future City Competition

The 30th annual Future City Regional Finals were held at N.C. State's McKimmon Center this past weekend.

The event hosts middle school students from across the country as they design a climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy for a city 100 years in the future.

Working as a team, students present their vision and scale models of their cities to a panel of STEM professionals including NCDOT engineers.

Future City Finals take place next month in Washington D.C.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on​.


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