Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 31, 2014
First in Flight, or First in Freedom? When car owners get new license plates for their cars, they'll have new freedom to choose how they boast about North Carolina.
The new state budget rolled out in the General Assembly Wednesday night introduces the license plate option.
The budget also includes these additional transportation provisions. It:
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 30, 2014
Some House members say they'll push for changes that would allow Wake, Mecklenburg, Forsyth and Guilford counties to keep their authority to raise local sales taxes to 2.75 percent - or at least give them several more years to exercise the option.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 29, 2014
The Transportation Security Administration has opened an office in North Raleigh to take applications for the TSA Pre-Check expedited screening program.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on July 28, 2014
Residents along West Club Boulevard in Durham have waited years, and worry about further delays, for a plan that would make drivers go more slowly and pedestrians feel more at ease.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 23, 2014
Morrisville Parkway will be closed to traffic between Crabtree Crossing Parkway and Bristol Creek Drive from July 28 through Aug. 3.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 22, 2014
Most counties would have new options for raising sales taxes, but Wake and other urban counties would see new restrictions on local taxes under a bill expected to go to the Senate floor Wednesday.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on July 21, 2014
Wake commissioners will hire a consultant to update a 2011 county plan for rail transit and more buses - possibly in time for voters to decide in October 2015 whether to adopt a half-cent sales tax to pay for transit investments.