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NCDOT LAUNCHES WI-FI ON PIEDMONT TRAIN SERVICE ON MAY 25

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Thursday May 21, 2015

Raleigh – On May 25, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Piedmont train, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division will launch its new Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi Service. The addition of complimentary Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi will ensure complete wireless internet services to...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION TO CLOSE A PORTION OF POMEROY STREET FOR SEWER LINE INSTALLATION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY

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Thursday May 14, 2015

GREENSBORO —The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a small portion of Pomeroy Street in Graham this weekend while crews install a new sewage line under the roadway. The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. During...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION DIRECTOR STATEMENT ON CRASH OF AMTRAK TRAIN 188

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Paul Worley has released a statement about the crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, crew, family and friends of Amtrak Train 188. We are always very thankful and appreciative...

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THE CAROLINIAN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE MAY 9 AND MAY 11

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Friday May 8, 2015

RALEIGH-North Carolina’s Amtrak is celebrating the anniversary of the Carolinian passenger rail service with special activities in stations throughout the state on May 9 and May 11. The Carolinian, which operates daily between New York City and Charlotte, is celebrating its 25th year of continuous...

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NCDOT HELPS BREAK GROUND ON RALEIGH UNION STATION

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Friday May 8, 2015

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane led a contingent of officials at a groundbreaking ceremony today for Raleigh Union Station, the new passenger rail station in downtown Raleigh. The ceremony was held at the former...

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NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO ELIZABETH CITY RAIL CROSSING

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Thursday April 30, 2015

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Elizabeth City.  NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals, cantilevers and gates at the intersection of U.S. 17 (Hughes Blvd.) and Chesapeake and Albemarle...

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NCDOT AND IOWA PACIFIC HOLDINGS AGREE IN PRINCIPLE TO AN OPERATION AGREEMENT FOR PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN RAILWAY LINE IN GASTON COUNTY

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Wednesday April 22, 2015

RALEIGH – After a competitive solicitation for proposals to operate the state-owned Piedmont & Northern railroad line between Gastonia and Mt. Holly, the N.C. Department of Transportation has selected Piedmont Railway, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, as the best...

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NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO CAMDEN COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS

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Wednesday April 8, 2015

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Camden County.  NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals, cantilevers and gates at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158/ N.C. 34 and Chesapeake and Albemarle...

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NCDOT RELEASES APRIL RAIL REPORT

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Thursday April 2, 2015

RALEIGH- Check out the April Rail Report, featuring stories on: ·         Halifax County Amtrak Crash·         Safety Tips from the USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration·         2015 Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement Program Funding·         Andrews to Murphy Rail...

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NCDOT CELEBRATES ARRIVAL OF RALEIGH’S FIRST TRAIN 175 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

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Monday March 16, 2015

RALEIGH - Nearly two centuries ago, Raleigh was a very different place. The year was 1840. The state’s capital – now a bustling metropolis of shopping, restaurants and businesses – was a destination largely isolated from the rest of the state, separated by long journeys over unpaved roads and a lack...

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