North Carolina DMV – This Week at NCDOT: CSX Intermodal Facility and School Bus Roadeo

This Week at NCDOT: CSX Intermodal Facility and School Bus Roadeo 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. CSX Intermodal Facility Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon announced that NCDOT and CSX reached an agreement to build a new intermodal facility near Rocky Mount. The terminal will provide industry a logistical solution to help get products to customers and spur growth in the region. Known as the Carolina Connector, the terminal will be built on the CSX mainline and the company will operate it. Trucks will bring cargo containers to a rail yard where they will be transferred to trains for transport to customers. The project is estimated to have an indirect job impact of up to 1,300 jobs. Work on the site can begin at any time now and should wrap up by late 2020. School Bus Roadeo While school isn’t back in session for a while for most students, North Carolina school bus drivers from across the state tested their driving skills at the 2018 School Bus Roadeo. Drivers demonstrated their knowledge and abilities by navigating through an obstacle course with exercises that resembled everyday situations they encounter while on the road. The winner, Eric Turner from Hertford County Schools, will now represent North Carolina in the national school bus driving competition in Philadelphia. The Division of Motor Vehicles hosted the event as part of their driver training school. Spring Litter Sweep Stats Nearly 489,000 pounds, or close to 245 tons, of trash were picked up by volunteers and NCDOT crews during the Spring Litter Sweep in April. That’s equivalent to 40 average-sized elephants. Wake County volunteers and crews picked up the most litter, cleaning up nearly 90,000 pounds of trash from roadways. ***NCDOT***

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