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Posts Tagged ‘NC’

NC DOT: Employing Drones

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Over the years, NC Transportation has always looked for ways to embrace new technologies. Today, drones are helping us rethink how we conduct some of our operations, including bridge inspections.

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Montgomery County, NC: WiFi En Route

Monday, July 4th, 2016

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education awarded Montgomery County Schools an Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund grant. With funding from the grant and additional support from partners,Curriculum Associates, Golden LEAF Foundation and Dream Builders Communications, the school system launched a new initiative, “A Culture Creating Effective Systems for Success” (ACCESS). Montgomery County Schools started a one device per student (1:1) program and outfitted eight buses with WiFi hotspots.

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Connecting North Carolina: State Broadband Plan

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Figure 1. Broadband Deployment Rate Compared to Other States

…broadband’s benefits are not evenly dispersed and a digital divide, or “a gulf between those who have ready access to the internet and computers,” and those that don’t, is growing. Many communities, typically in sparsely populated or economically-distressed areas lack access to infrastructure or affordable service. Additionally, broadband adoption—the proportion of citizens subscribing to internet service—is low in NC given the rate of broadband availability in the state and contributes to the widening digital divide. This divide, new technologies, user demand, and greater reliance on internet access, necessitates ongoing infrastructure upgrades within our state.

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Ride Along The Rails from Raleigh to Charlotte, NC

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Get a firsthand look at the railroad projects being completed along the Raleigh-Charlotte corridor with federal and state funding for the Piedmont Improvement Program.

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North Carolina DOT: NC Transportation Now Holiday Special

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

On this episode of N.C. Transportation Now; tips for staying safe while hitting the road this holiday season, the department reminds drivers not to drink and drive, and instead of getting behind the wheel this holiday season, try out another form of transportation.

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North Carolina DOT: Making an Old Road New

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

There are several steps involved in the removal and replacement of the highway surface and sub-structure.

Shifting traffic — Crews establish a work zone and work with paint and barrier wall crews.
Demolishing the road — There are several parts involved in this process and they include milling, or removing the asphalt, breaking the concrete, moving the material out of the way and then crushing it.
Pipe installation — This involves digging up and removing old pipe and installing new pipe.

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North Carolina: Active Routes to School

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

In a joint partnership with North Carolina’s Division of Public Health, NCDOT is proud to support North Carolina’s Active Routes to School Program. Sponsoring events at schools around the state, the Active Routes to School Program is making a positive impact on the lives of many of our younger citizens.

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Drilling Is Tragic For Marine Life

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Top: Bottlenose dolphins. Middle: Right whales. Lower: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill containment effort.

Our coasts are home to stunning wildlife and incredible beaches, from the Jersey Shore to the Outer Banks to the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. On ‘good’ days, drilling kills and injures wildlife and threatens human health and the economy. When they happen (which is all too frequently) major disasters such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout are catastrophic.

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The 50 States of Solar

Friday, March 20th, 2015


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Bus Rapid Transit in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) is the business leadership group for regional mobility in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary.

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