Stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public, and no registration is necessary to attend.
In Boone, the N.C. Department of Transportation will host the Northern Mountains district’s workshop at Blue Ridge Energy on U.S. 421 on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians.
North Carolina is among the fastest growing states in the nation and its population is expected grow more than 30 percent to 12.5 million people by 2040, according to the NCDOT.
Developing the Plan
Partnerships between the N.C. Department of Transportation and local governments, regional authorities and other state agencies have been the source of North Carolina’s transit success. Currently under development, the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan will build upon that success by creating the foundation for reinvigorated state and local transit partnerships.
The plan is being developed cooperatively with communities across the state, as well as transit users, providers and nonprofits.
Developing the plan involves:
- A comprehensive outreach and engagement effort
- An analysis of the statewide public transportation needs and gaps in service
- Recommendations to meet the needs and close the gaps
- A roadmap to achieve the vision
- Short-term and long-range recommendations to improve North Carolinians’ access to opportunities
To provide feedback online, please visit https://nctransitplan.metroquest.com. For more information on the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan, please visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/strategicplan.