This Week at NCDOT: Cary Train Station and Thanksgiving Travel by
RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Cary Train Station While many of us are getting ready to hit the road for Thanksgiving, why not sit back, skip the traffic and let NC By Train take you there? There’s even more of a reason to take the train as the Cary station was just ranked number one in the country for customer satisfaction, beating out 450 other stations. The rankings were based on criteria such as helpfulness of station personnel, the overall station experience and clarity of station announcements. The NCDOT-staffed Salisbury station was ranked fourth on the list while three other North Carolina stations – Durham, Greensboro and High Point – were in the top 30 nationwide. Thanksgiving Travel Advice And if you’ll be driving to visit loved ones during the holidays, don’t forget these tips that can help you arrive safely: Try to leave early and get a head start on your trip or travel during non-peak hours; Put down your cell phone and focus on the road – distracted driving is one of the main causes of crashes; and Be patient and obey the posted speed limit. Yours and others’ lives matter – the turkey and stuffing can wait. Governor’s Award In other news, Inspector Dean Roscoe of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau was one of 20 recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence. Inspector Roscoe was recognized after saving a child’s life. He administered the Heimlich maneuver on the child after a piece of candy became lodged in their throat at the Goldsboro Driver License Office last year.
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