TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION


9/24/2014 1:08am

Gov. McCrory plans to improve N.C. transit

Following the N.C. Department of Transportation and Gov. Pat McCrory’s Sept. 17 announcement about a 25-year plan to improve state transportation, leaders are looking to review the projects that could be funded by the plan. 


9/22/2014 12:23am

A year ago on Friday, two cyclists were struck and killed on 15-501. In memorial, their friends painted two bicycles and rode out to the site to decorate them. Jason Merrill, from Back Alley Bikes, painted the two bicycles and helped to organize the ride. He explained that "anytime cyclists are struck, it definitely hits close to home."

Cyclists honor hit-and-run victims

To remember the two victims of a hit-and-run accident a year ago on U.S. Highway 15-501, local cyclists held a group ride Friday evening to replace painted white “ghost bikes” to mark the site of the accident.


11/24/2013 4:32pm

	Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke at the UNC School of Government on Thursday, Nov. 11.

State searches for transportation funding

Due to rising fuel efficiency standards, the North Carolina and federal governments will have to find alternative revenues to fund transportation as the biggest source of revenue — the motor fuels tax — continues to decline.


11/7/2013 4:39pm

LaHood says compromise is key in Thursday speech

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stressed the importance of government compromise to solve the nation’s problems when he spoke at the UNC School of Government on Thursday. LaHood, who served as transportation secretary from 2009 to 2013, gave the 2013 Deil S.


2/6/2012 12:32am

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Orange County light rail proposal arises

Orange County officials are exploring a new route along U.S. 15-501 for a proposed light rail as the deadline to approve a final route approaches, but planners say it might not be practical.