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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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NCDOT RELEASES MARCH RAIL REPORT

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Wednesday March 4, 2015

RALEIGH- Check out the March Rail Report, featuring stories on: • NCDOT seeking comments on Comprehensive State Rail Plan • Eastern Infrastructure Improvements Study presentation to Legislature • Recent milestones from our Piedmont Improvement Program • Expansion of Vehicle Detection Radar...

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NCDOT LOOKING FOR INPUT ON PASSENGER RAIL AWARENESS

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Monday March 2, 2015

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to gauge public awareness of passenger rail in the state. Participants are eligible to enter a drawing at the end of the survey to win four free round-trip train tickets within North Carolina. To enter, complete a brief survey...

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NCDOT CONTRACTORS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE CENTERVIEW STREET IN ROWAN COUNTY

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Wednesday February 18, 2015

Raleigh — As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be temporarily closing Centerview Street between Main Street and Harris Street in China Grove, in Rowan County.   The closure, originally scheduled to start March 1st, will now get an earlier...

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NCDOT CONTRACTORS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE CENTERVIEW STREET IN ROWAN COUNTY

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Thursday February 5, 2015

Raleigh — As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will be temporarily closing Centerview Street between Main Street and Harris Street in China Grove, in Rowan County.   The closure is being done so crews can install a new water and sewer line....

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MT. HOPE CHURCH ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE IN ROWAN COUNTY

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Wednesday February 4, 2015

Raleigh—As part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, the N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close Mt. Hope Church Road north of China Grove in Rowan County between U.S. 29/Main Street and Moon Circle, including the railroad crossing, on February 23. Removal of the crossing will allow...

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NORTH CAROLINA'S AMTRAK NOW ON FACEBOOK

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Thursday January 8, 2015

Raleigh - It’s a new year – and the perfect time to discover a new way to get information about train travel in North Carolina! North Carolina’s Amtrak is now on Facebook. The page, which launched this month, is a one-stop-shop for all the information you need about taking the train in North...

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NCDOT RELEASES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR THE PUBLIC DRAFT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE STATE RAIL PLAN

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Friday December 19, 2014

RALEIGH - In anticipation of the mid-February release of the Draft North Carolina Comprehensive State Rail Plan, the N.C. Department of Transportation has issued the Plan’s Executive Summary. The Plan is the passenger and freight rail implementation portion of the Governor’s 25-Year Vision...

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NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO PITT COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS

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Thursday December 11, 2014

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Pitt County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates where Boyd Street and Liberty Street intersect the CSX railroad tracks in Winterville. These projects, totaling...

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NCDOT MAKES IMPROVEMENTS TO MCDOWELL COUNTY RAIL CROSSING

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Thursday December 11, 2014

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections near Marion.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates where Moody Town Road and Goode Road intersect the CSX tracks. These projects, totaling $363,660, were paid for with...

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