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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is asking the public to provide feedback on its latest draft transportation plan.
On Monday, the NCDOT launched a survey that will serve as the public’s last chance to comment on the state’s 30-year transportation plan. While the department has received feedback about the future of transportation over the past two years through surveys and interactive maps, that input was used to develop NC Moves 2050 – the state’s long-range transportation plan.
The new survey will allow the public to look at the NCDOT’s increased safety policies, connections to technology-based transportation systems, increased access to transportation jobs, increased partnerships with schools and private sector innovators, and improved bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
Residents are asked to fill out the survey by Nov. 9.
The plan is the first long-range transportation in the state since the introduction of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act passed by Congress in 2012, and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in 2015. The guidelines and requirements of those pieces of legislation include establishing targets to communicate progress toward national performance goals and consideration of emerging issues, such as travel and tourism, and reliability and resiliency in statewide multimodal transportation planning.
“As North Carolina grows and changes, so do the state’s transportation needs. By 2050, North Carolina’s population is anticipated to grow from 10 million to 14 million people,” the plan said. “Current trends make now a great time to produce a policy-based transportation plan to guide future investments and performance goals, making the state more reactive to change.”