North Carolina DOT launches long-range transportation plan NC Moves 2050


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has completed its long-range transportation plan update, NC Moves 2050 – and has launched an interactive way for anyone to explore the plan online.

The plan, now adopted by the NC Board of Transportation, provides a blueprint focused on creating a more responsive, diverse and inclusive transportation system to keep people and freight moving safely and efficiently throughout the state. It includes an Implementation Plan that provides actionable steps to complete actions recommended within the next 10 years.

North Carolinians were engaged throughout the development of NC Moves 2050 over the past two years, allowing the public’s valuable input to influence transportation-related decisions across the state for years to come.

The project team heard from more than 30,000 survey participants and reached more than 3 million people through community events, stakeholder meetings, social media interactions and presentations.

An interactive webtool, launched this week, lets people explore the plan process and findings outlining the steps North Carolina needs to take to be prepared for the next 30 years and beyond.

The main stated objectives of the plan are…

  1. Provide transportation access for all
  2. Improve transportation through technology
  3. Ensure safety and security
  4. Support a strong economy
  5. Maintain a high quality system

Some of the new technologies and services that will be brought to the fore include multimodal systems, connected vehicles and alternative fuels.

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