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Department of Transportation

NC House approves ferry-toll prohibition

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The North Carolina House has reinforced its opposition to tolls on state-run coastal ferries. Full story...
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Foxx confirmed as next transportation secretary

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The Senate has unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte and a political ally of President Barack Obama, as transportation secretary. Full story...
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Charlotte Mayor Foxx gets seat on Obama's Cabinet

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A rising star in the North Carolina Democratic Party is heading to Washington for a position in President Obama's Cabinet that may one day help Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx seek higher office back home. Full story...
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DOT holds public meeting on 3rd Street closure

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videoThe Department of Transportation held a meeting Wednesday, at City Hall, to talk to the public about possibly closing part of 3rd Street in Wilmington next year. Full story...
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NC among states penalized for being too lax on drunken driving

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Less than a year after President Barack Obama approved a piece of sweeping highway legislation, the U.S. Department of Transportation has penalized 33 states, North Carolina among them, for failing to comply with mandates aimed at curbing drunken driving. Full story...
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Construction wraps up on Oleander Drive

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One road construction project in Wilmington wrapped up a little sooner than expected. Full story...
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Agencies agree on bridges for NC 12 breaches

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State and federal officials agree that bridges are the best long-term solutions for breaches in N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island that were created by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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City of Burlington train christened for NC line

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The newest locomotive for the North Carolina Transportation Department has been named for Burlington. Full story...
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North Carolina DOT holds public hearings on ports

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The state Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings this week about what role ports should play in North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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NC ferries cut holiday routes to save money

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North Carolina's ferry service will be a little less frequent around Christmas time in a move officials hope will save nearly $50,000. Full story...
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