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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION REFLECTS ON SUCCESSFUL YEAR

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Thursday December 29, 2016

RALEIGH – From strengthening freight movement and supporting economic growth throughout the state to taking thousands of football fans to Carolina Panthers games on the Piedmont trains, it has been a busy year for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division. “We’ve made great...

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NCDOT EDUCATING NC LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT RAILROAD SAFETY

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Thursday December 15, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is partnering with the North Carolina Justice Academy to educate law enforcement officers around the state about rail safety. “State rail officials work tirelessly to improve railroad safety and the safety of the communities along the tracks,”...

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NCDOT CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF RAILROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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Monday December 12, 2016

COFIELD, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, celebrating a significant investment in railway and railroad crossing improvements. “This project is a great example of what North Carolina is doing to increase freight capacity, improve efficiency,...

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RAIL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM RECEIVES $10 MILLION FUNDING BOOST

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Friday November 4, 2016

RALEIGH – The Rail Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an additional $10 million for the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program for fiscal year 2017. State officials accelerated the project selection process because several of the ranked projects...

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N.C. RAILWAYS TO BENEFIT FROM GRANT FOR SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

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Thursday August 25, 2016

Raleigh – The state will soon be able to purchase new equipment needed to meet a nationwide mandate on rail safety standards, thanks to a federal grant awarded to the N.C. Department of Transportation last week. “The safe movement of passengers and freight on our rail system is our top...

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TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR DURHAM RAIL PROJECT

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Tuesday July 12, 2016

RALEIGH – State transportation officials gathered in Durham July 12 to celebrate the completion of a railroad construction project designed to enhance rail safety and efficiency. “To help fulfill Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Vision, our Rail Division is working to enhance rail safety and...

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MEBANE EVENT PROMOTES RAIL SAFETY

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Friday June 10, 2016

RALEIGH – Pedestrians and motorists passing through downtown Mebane got a quick lesson in rail safety Friday. N.C. Transportation’s Rail Division teamed up with the Mebane and Burlington police departments, as well as Alamance County and Orange County sheriff departments, North Carolina...

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NCDOT RELEASES MAY RAIL REPORT

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Thursday June 2, 2016

RALEIGH - Check out the May Rail Report, featuring stories on: Special $5 kids’ fare for summer Rail Division projects and the STI Train host milestones Baseball season along the rail corridor Piedmont Improvement Program updates And more! Click here to read...

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HAVE A SAFE SUMMER BY STAYING OFF THE TRACKS

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Monday May 23, 2016

RALEIGH – Governor McCrory launched his 25-Year Vision for North Carolina’s transportation infrastructure with rail as a critical component. In 2015, North Carolina had the most exports to international markets in state history, totaling $31.2 billion, and rail service plays a critical role in...

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NCDOT RELEASES APRIL RAIL REPORT

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Thursday April 7, 2016

RALEIGH - Check out the April Rail Report, featuring stories on: Intertape Polymer Group’s new facility along the ACWR Railroad in Cabarrus County BeRailSafe grant to study rail trespassing CLNA/CSX A Line Double Diamond The annual Train Host meeting Raleigh Union...

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STUDENTS SAVE WITH DISCOUNT PROGRAM

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Tuesday April 5, 2016

Amtrak has launched a new Student Discount Program. Open to students ages 17 to 25 with a valid student ID, the new program offers a 15 percent discount on train travel with 3-day advance purchase of tickets. The Student Discount Program will replace the membership-only Student Advantage and...

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NCDOT IMPROVES HARNETT COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Friday April 1, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection north of Lillington. NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Harnett Central Road and Norfolk Southern Corp. railroad tracks. Paid for with...

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NCDOT IMPROVES DAVIDSON COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Monday March 14, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Welcome. NCDOT installed crossing signals, gates and cantilevers at the intersection of Welcome Center Boulevard and Winston-Salem Southbound Railway tracks. Paid...

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