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This Week at NCDOT: Litter Sweep, Special Train Stops, DBE Meetings, WomenConnect



​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.

Fall Litter Sweep Begins This Weekend

NCDOT's Fall Litter Sweep runs Sept. 16 - 30. 

In 2022, nearly 11.6 million pounds of litter was collected, costing NCDOT more than $22 million on litter management.

“We have to change a mindset and we have to change the lack of pride," said Loretta Melancon. She volunteers with Union County Litter Busters.

Volunteers can get trash bags, gloves and safety vests through NCDOT. For details, go to this website

Special Train Stop for Fall Events

NCDOT’s Rail Division announced NC By Train, the state’s passenger rail service, will make special stops at this year’s North Carolina State Fair and Lexington Barbeque Festival in October.

For details on when the train will be arriving and departing, plus to book your tickets now, since seating is limited, go to

DBE Meetings This Month

The Office of Civil Rights is working hard to connect with firms statewide on contracting opportunities with the department. Twice this month, NCDOT will host outreach meetings to educate disadvantaged business enterprises.

For more information, including when and where these meetings will be held, go to this website.

WomenConnect Event

​NCDOT is providing a new resource for a core group of its employees. The NCDOT WomenConnect Employee Resource group met for the first time recently, with dozens of people in attendance. The group was formed with goals of inspiring, connecting and supporting women in achieving career and personal success within the department.


9/15/2023 8:31 AM