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12/19/2014: NCDOT Releases Executive Summary for the Public Draft of the Comprehensive State Rail Plan

NCDOT Releases Executive Summary for the Public Draft of the Comprehensive State Rail Plan

Posted 12/19/2014 3:15:46 PM

RALEIGH - In anticipation of the January 2015 release of the Draft North Carolina Comprehensive State Rail Plan, the N.C. Department of Transportation has issued the Plan’s Executive Summary. The Plan is the passenger and freight rail implementation portion of the Governor’s 25-Year Vision Plan and feeds directly into the Draft State Transportation Improvement Plan which was released on Dec. 4. The release of the Executive Summary will give the public an opportunity to preview:           ·         The vision for the state’s rail system and supporting goals and policies to improve the rail network; ·         The programs managed by NCDOT and how they work with other government and private sector programs to deliver a comprehensive set of rail services; ·         An inventory of the state’s rail system and an identification of trends, markets, and needs; ·         The prioritization of passenger and freight rail corridors; and ·         Future improvements and investments and an assessment of funding options. Next Steps The public draft of the Comprehensive State Rail Plan will be released in late January 2015. Once the draft Plan is released, a 30-day public comment period will follow. Comments on the draft Plan will be accepted through the project website. Once the public comment period ends, NCDOT will review all comments, address them accordingly, and make revisions to the Plan.  The final approval of the Plan is scheduled for June 2015.***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to Pitt County Rail Crossings

NCDOT Makes Improvements to Pitt County Rail Crossings

Posted 12/11/2014 3:20:12 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Pitt County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates where Boyd Street and Liberty Street intersect the CSX railroad tracks in Winterville. These projects, totaling $436,021, were paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the projects will be divided equally between the state and CSX.      Two freight trains a day travel through the Boyd Street and Liberty Street crossings at a maximum of 25 miles per hour.   This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to McDowell County Rail Crossing

NCDOT Makes Improvements to McDowell County Rail Crossing

Posted 12/11/2014 3:19:12 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections near Marion.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates where Moody Town Road and Goode Road intersect the CSX tracks. These projects, totaling $363,660, were paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the projects will be divided equally between the state and CSX.      Seven freight trains a day travel through the Moody Town Road railroad crossing at a maximum of 45 miles per hour, while 12 freight trains a day travel through the Goode Road intersection as a maximum of 40 miles per hour.      This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to Moore County Rail Crossing

NCDOT Makes Improvements to Moore County Rail Crossing

Posted 12/11/2014 3:18:14 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Moore County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway tracks near Biscoe. This $175,118 project was paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the project will be divided equally between the state and Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway.      Two freight trains a day travel through the railroad crossing at a maximum of 25 miles per hour.    This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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12/11/2014: NCDOT Makes Improvements to Onslow County Rail Crossing

NCDOT Makes Improvements to Onslow County Rail Crossing

Posted 12/11/2014 3:13:54 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Onslow County.   NCDOT installed crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Piney Green Road and the Camp LeJeune Railroad tracks in Jacksonville. This $325,000 project was paid for with a combination of state and federal funds. Maintenance funding for the project will be divided equally between the state and Camp LeJeune Railroad.   Two freight trains a day travel through the railroad crossing at a maximum of 25 miles per hour.    This project is a part of a comprehensive statewide NCDOT program to enhance highway safety by adding or improving signals and gates at public railroad crossings. Automatic warning devices are now in place at more than 2,600 of the 3,800 public at-grade crossings across the state.   ***NCDOT***
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