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NCDOT Seeks Your Input

January 13, 2012

Attention League Members! The NCDOT wants your opinion on how transportation dollars should be invested.  They are reaching out through a series of meetings being held across the state, all organized by DOT funding regions.  Details are in their invitation below. Please mark your calendars today and plan to attend.

Don Voelker

Director, Strategic Planning Office of Transportation

The Department is nearly finished finalizing the scores of approximately 1200 highway projects, 600 bike-ped projects and nearly 100 transit projects.  We anticipate releasing the scores around the end of January.  The next step in the process is to conduct transportation investment strategy summits as we previously mentioned during P2.0 Workgroup meetings.   The primary audience for these summits are our key planning partners like the MPO and RPO Technical Coordinating Committees (TCC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) members and staff and NCDOT Division personnel.   However, if you have members who are interested in attending, we welcome their participation.


The Department will host seven summit sessions in locations that are geographically aligned with the Department’s 7 funding regions.   Each summit will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The morning session will consist of participants being asked to recommend a statewide transportation investment strategy across all modes.   The afternoon session will focus more on highways and consist of participants being asked to recommend a Division-wide investment strategy for equity-based programs.   The output of these summits is presented to the Board of Transportation and Department staff to assist in determining future investment policy and to draft the next State Transportation Improvement Program.  More details and pre-reading materials will be forthcoming and we will send them to you as they are finalized.


We have separately sent this information to the MPO’s, RPO’s, and Division Engineers.  


Divisions 1 & 4  –  Mar. 13 – Bob Martin Agricultural Building - Williamston

Divisions 2 & 3 –  Feb. 22 – James Sprunt Community College - Kenansville

Divisions 5 & 6 – Mar. 22 – Harnett County Government Complex- Lillington

Divisions 7 &9 – Mar. 19 – Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro

Divisions 8 & 10 – Feb. 28 – Stanly County Commons - Albemarle 

Divisions 11 & 12 – Feb. 29 – Western Piedmont COG offices - Hickory

Divisions 13 & 14 – Mar. 20 – A-B Technical Community College - Asheville


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alpesh Patel (919-707-4742), David Wasserman (919-707-4243), or myself.



Don Voelker

Director, Strategic Planning Office of Transportation

NC Department of Transportation

Raleigh, NC

(919) 707-4740 (new phone number)

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Paul Meyer