Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on September 22, 2014
From the window of her white Mazda at the edge of the oak-shaded church cemetery, a frail woman spoke what sounded like her last anguished wish in life:
“Can your dogs find my baby’s grave?”
Willie B. Evans, with a haunted look in her eye and medical equipment hooked to her belly, pleaded with the handlers of some of the nation’s top cadaver dogs.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on September 22, 2014
NC Gov. Pat McCrory let a bill become law that creates a North Carolina and South Carolina Rail Compact Commission, which will consider how to revive a short-line railroad that serves Columbus County and two neighboring counties south of the state line.
Posted on September 23, 2014
“Moving North Carolina,” a documentary on the history of transportation in the state, will premiere Thursday at 10 p.m. on UNC-TV.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on September 19, 2014
Borrowed money would help start construction of rural transportation projects, Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on September 17, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory’s 38-page "Vision for North Carolina" includes an interstate upgrade for US 70 in Eastern North Carolina, beefed-up mass transit for urban areas, bridge upgrades at the Outer Banks and improved road and rail freight routes.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on September 15, 2014
Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, who once vilified environmental lawyers as "ivory tower elitists" and latte drinkers, said NCDOT and the Southern Environmental Law Center hope to work out a deal to replace the Oregon Inlet Bridge and solve related issues farther south on NC 12.
Posted on September 11, 2014
Drivers will use a 9-mile detour while the Auburn Knightdale Road bridge over the Neuse River is demolished and replaced with a new bridge.