Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 26, 2014
Rain slowed the day-before-Thanksgiving exodus on North Carolina highways Wednesday, and a winter storm sweeping into the northeastern states created a pileup of flight delays at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Flightview.com reported at noon that 35 percent of arriving flights and 50 percent of departures at RDU were late or very late. RDU posted delays of an hour or more for outbound flights to Dallas-Fort Worth, New York LaGuardia and Boston, and for inbound flights from LaGuardia, Minneapolis, Tampa and Newark.
Airline problems were expected to worsen during the afternoon and evening as forecasters said more airports in the northeast would be hit with snow and ice.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 25, 2014
Forecasters say the rain will start in the Triangle late Tuesday as part of a massive winter storm that will spread into the northeastern states, with snow that can be expected to delay or ground flights in and out of the major northern airports.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on November 24, 2014
Federal park officials are formulating rules for Cape Lookout that would require permits and limit times and places for driving on the North Carolina beach during the nesting seasons of protected shorebirds and sea turtles similar to those in place at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 19, 2014
David D. King, who took charge of Triangle Transit in 2006 after the three-county agency's first plan for regional rail transit fell apart, said Wednesday he is ready to retire.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 18, 2014
At three days of public meetings this week, Triangle Transit planners are asking residents for help in making a few decisions about a planned 17-mile light-rail line from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to Duke University and downtown Durham.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on November 17, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory credits an Urban Loop Acceleration Plan for starting the bulldozers on a Winston-Salem urban loop project, and he and DOT promote three kinds of borrowed money to advance loop construction, including more work on tolled sections of NC 540 around Raleigh.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 13, 2014
In the latest effort by Chapel Hill to persuade more drivers to stop for people walking across the street, the town is replacing the perpetually blinking lights on midblock crosswalks with new, bigger lights that will flash only when activated by pedestrians. One pedestrian was injured by a car Thursday at a crosswalk that will get the new lights.