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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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State holds 2 public forums about future of NC 12

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The state Transportation Department is holding two public workshops this week to discuss options for N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island, which was damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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NC DOT testing new signs on Greensboro interstates

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The state Transportation Department is testing eight electronic signs on interstates in Greensboro to make sure they work correctly. Full story...
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NC promotes walk-to-school effort across the state

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North Carolina is encouraging students across the state to walk to school to promote regular physical activity and other benefits. Full story...
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NC study looks at pros, cons of shipping industry

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A wide-ranging study of the maritime business in North Carolina will examine how shipping goods by sea can create more jobs and encourage economic development. Full story...
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County commissioners ask for help in funding the Wilmington Bypass

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video Alleviating traffic between Brunswick and New Hanover County has been a priority for almost a decade. New Hanover County Commissioners agreed Monday night to let the North Carolina Department of Transportation step in to help solve the traffic problem. Full story...
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