Wilmington’s Kerr Avenue receives NCDOT contract

NCDOT granted an award to widen Kerr Avenue in Wilmington. The contract, which is worth $22 million, will help to improve the safety of the road. The city of Wilmington will also add funds to the project, specifically for the sidewalks as well as bicycle lanes. New traffic signals will also guarantee that traffic will move efficiently and smoothly. Read More »

Improved DMV customer services to come in 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory introduced new customer service improvements Monday that will be added to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) in 2016. These improvements, which will be made at the office level, are expected to decrease wait times, especially for new identification cards and driver's licenses. It will also take less time to update online features. Read More »

Transportation Insight acquires BirdDog Solutions

Transportation Insight, a worldwide third-party logistics provider, recently acquired BirdDog Solutions, a parcel logistics solutions provider in North America. This purchase gives Transportation Insight a better suite of services in addition to small package offerings. The new services include parcel auditing, parcel logistics optimization, and advanced parcel analytics. Read More »

North Carolina county is avoiding strain of federal transportation funding uncertainty

While funding for federal transportation projects lurches from one short-term extension to the next, Henderson County, part of the metropolitan area of Ashville, North Carolina, has remained more or less unaffected by the lack of stability. “I am not aware of any direct impact of federal funding on current transportation projects in Henderson County,” County Commissioner Bill Laspley said.  Read More »

Raleigh, N.C., firms offer employees commuting options amid highway work

Local businesses in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently offered to provide their employees with commuting options to help them avoid the potential negative impact of road construction in the area. Shifting lanes on Interstate 40 in the Fortify I-40/440 work zone in Raleigh have created significant traffic congestion for commuters. Commuting options offered include telecommuting from home, flexible work schedules and mass-transit passes. Read More »