State Board Adopts 2040 Transportation Plan
The N.C. Board of Transportation has adopted an updated long-range transportation plan to help guide the state's future transportation investments.
Called the 2040 Plan, the document provides a 30-year transportation blueprint for the state.
While not project specific, the 2040 Plan stipulates that the N.C. Department of Transportation's highest priorities are ensuring safety, preserving existing transportation systems, and focusing on services and facilities with statewide significance, a news release said. The plan further calls for the state to invest in initiatives that promote economic opportunities and allow increased flexibility at the local level.
The plan identifies initiatives that would encourage stronger links between land use and transportation, increase opportunities to connect all forms of transportation, use technology to become more efficient, and explore new or expanded funding sources, recognizing that current funding sources will not provide enough revenue to fund transportation in the future.
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