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Transportation

Wilson quits Turnpike Authority; WMPO looks for new leader

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Lanny Wilson resigned today as Vice Chair of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. Wilson also serves as chairman of the board for the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Prganization or WMPO. Full story...
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Wilson quits Transportation Board; Easley aide indicted

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Former Easley aide Ruffin Poole faces 51 criminal counts. Full story...
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State aboard plan to bring rail to Port City

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videoPlanes, trains and automobiles, that's how we get from place to place. For the Port City, transportation is more than just getting around. It's part of what put our city on the map. Full story...
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Representatives from transportation industry meet in Wilmington

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Representatives from various transportation industries around the country are gathered in Wilmington. Among the industries represented are ports, rail systems, airports, and transit systems. Full story...
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NC Board of Transportation hands over authority to transportation secretary

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Thursday the board gave Transportation Secretary Gene Conti the authority to decide whether to award 18 million dollars in highway projects in eight counties. Full story...
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NC transportation official says stimulus package will only help the state break even

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North Carolina's top transportation official said the proposed federal stimulus package could provide $900 million for the state's transportation projects. Full story...
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New Hanover getting transportation money

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New Hanover County will receive nearly $5 million from the Transportation Board for travel improvements. Full story...
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Traffic Snarl Around Wilmington & Brunswick County 2 Days in a Row

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videoWhile the drive might have be clear Thursday morning, Wednesday night's commute over the Cape Fear River to Brunswick County was an absolute mess. The cause of the traffic was the lumber truck that overturned Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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Late Night Wilmington Bus Service Starts Aug. 14

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videoStarting Thursday, August 14th there's going to be late night bus service from downtown Wilmington to the neighborhoods surrounding the UNCW campus. One purpose of the bus is to keep drunk drivers off the streets of Wilmington late at night. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Shuttle ready to roll

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Owners of the new Carolina Beach Shuttle say it will be ready to roll later this week, just in time for Pleasure Island's big Independence Day celebration. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge inspection tomorrow

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The Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes while it inspects the drawbridge. Full story...
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Bridge repairs start today

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If you travel across the Cape Fear River between New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, your trip may be getting tougher. Repairs on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are scheduled to start today. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closing

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Starting May 27, one lane of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be shutdown during the day Monday through Thursday. Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., the bridge will be closed to traffic altogether. Full story...
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Southport - Fort Fisher ferry closing

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videoIf you take the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry to work, you may have to find a new way to commute. The ferry ramp needs a tune-up, which means the run will likely be shut down for 2 months this winter. Full story...
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Taxi fares going up

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video Wilmington City Council voted to add a one-dollar fee to taxi fares. The surcharge will provide temporary relief for drivers who are responsible for filling up their cars. Full story...
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