Coastal residents and others are encouraged to submit their ideas by video or online for future transportation investment strategies.
Public comment can be submitted by April 14 to N.C. Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation Commission, or NC FIRST, the state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
Videos of residents giving recommendations on how to modernize state transportation revenues should include the person’s name and organization and cannot exceed one minute or 500 megabytes. All video submissions should be emailed to Amna Cameron, deputy director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Program Support, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online and video public comments will be shared with NC FIRST commissioners during the April 24 meeting. Ninety minutes are set aside for public comment and the commission will show as many videos as possible during the meeting.
The NC FIRST Commission was created by former Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon in April 2019. The 14-member commission is composed of a diverse group of individuals with expertise in finance, business and public policy.
The commission evaluates the state’s current and future transportation investment needs, using research of national and international trends in order to advise the secretary of NCDOT.