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NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE ALONG GASTONIA AND MT. HOLLY RAIL LINE

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Monday July 10, 2017

NC Rail Division partners with Progressive Rail on preserved freight corridor RALEIGH — Businesses along the Piedmont and Northern rail line now have additional opportunities for freight transport thanks to a new partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division and...

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KICK-OFF SUMMER ADVENTURES WITH $5 KIDS FARE

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Tuesday May 30, 2017

RALEIGH – Families looking for fun summer adventures can enjoy a special $5 kids fare to travel the rails in North Carolina. From June 1 through Aug. 31, customers can use discount code V626 when booking at NCByTrain.org to take advantage of the one-way $5 fare for up to two children ages...

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NC BY TRAIN PARTNERS WITH LOCAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS TO CONNECT THE LAST MILE

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Monday March 13, 2017

RALEIGH – Rail passengers can now reach their local destination through public transportation after getting off the train by using a transit pass, made possible through a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division and 11 local transit systems along the...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION REFLECTS ON SUCCESSFUL YEAR

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Thursday December 29, 2016

RALEIGH – From strengthening freight movement and supporting economic growth throughout the state to taking thousands of football fans to Carolina Panthers games on the Piedmont trains, it has been a busy year for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division. “We’ve made great...

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NCDOT EDUCATING NC LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOUT RAILROAD SAFETY

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Thursday December 15, 2016

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is partnering with the North Carolina Justice Academy to educate law enforcement officers around the state about rail safety. “State rail officials work tirelessly to improve railroad safety and the safety of the communities along the tracks,”...

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NCDOT CELEBRATES GROUNDBREAKING OF RAILROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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Monday December 12, 2016

COFIELD, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, celebrating a significant investment in railway and railroad crossing improvements. “This project is a great example of what North Carolina is doing to increase freight capacity, improve efficiency,...

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RAIL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM RECEIVES $10 MILLION FUNDING BOOST

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Friday November 4, 2016

RALEIGH – The Rail Division of the N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an additional $10 million for the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program for fiscal year 2017. State officials accelerated the project selection process because several of the ranked projects...

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N.C. RAILWAYS TO BENEFIT FROM GRANT FOR SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

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Thursday August 25, 2016

Raleigh – The state will soon be able to purchase new equipment needed to meet a nationwide mandate on rail safety standards, thanks to a federal grant awarded to the N.C. Department of Transportation last week. “The safe movement of passengers and freight on our rail system is our top...

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HAVE A SAFE SUMMER BY STAYING OFF THE TRACKS

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Monday June 1, 2015

RALEIGH - As summer break starts across North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to remind parents and students of the dangers and legal issues of walking along, playing on or taking pictures on railroad tracks.   Railroad tracks and the land along them, known...

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NCDOT RAIL DIVISION TO CLOSE A PORTION OF POMEROY STREET FOR SEWER LINE INSTALLATION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY

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Thursday May 14, 2015

GREENSBORO —The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a small portion of Pomeroy Street in Graham this weekend while crews install a new sewage line under the roadway. The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May...

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WEBB ROAD IN ROWAN COUNTY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION

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Tuesday March 10, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM — Weather permitting, N.C. Department of Transportation will install a temporary railroad crossing on Webb Road south of Salisbury starting Monday morning. Workers will temporarily close a portion of Webb Road near the US-29 and South Main Street intersection starting at 9 a.m....

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NCDOT TO CLOSE OLD CONCORD ROAD AS PART OF IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRISBURG-CHARLOTTE RAIL CORRIDOR

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Monday March 9, 2015

CHARLOTTE – As the work to improve the Harrisburg to Charlotte rail corridor progresses, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close a portion of Old Concord Road on March 15 for continued work on a grade separation and highway improvement project. Old...

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NCDOT TO CLOSE RAILROAD CROSSING OF LOWER LAKE ROAD IN DAVIDSON COUNTY

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Friday March 6, 2015

Raleigh — The N.C. Department of Transportation will permanently close the portion of Lower Lake Road that crosses the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) tracks just south of Thomasville. Beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 8 a.m., Lower Lake Road will dead end at the railroad tracks from both...

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