North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are asking for public input on a draft plan to improve transportation access for seniors and people living with disabilities in small urban and rural areas.
The draft Statewide Locally Coordinated Plan, or LCP, outlines transportation improvements from 2025-2029. NCDOT has created a virtual room with information about the draft plan that is currently being developed. Public input will help shape the plan.
Officials are hosting three virtual workshops in September when attendees will be provided information on the plan and be able to provide comments. The public also can provide input through an online public survey until Sept. 28.
“Our goal is to improve mobility options for older adults and people with disabilities,” said Hart Evans the statewide planning and programming manager of NCDOT’s Integrated Mobility Division, which oversees bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation. “The public’s feedback will help us develop strategies that give people in need better access to reliable public transportation around the state.”
Follow the link to register for the meeting. Attendees will receive an email directing them how to join the virtual workshop.
Funds for the plan and resulting projects come from federal Section 5310 grants – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program and the state Rural Operating Assistance Program.
Once the plan is complete, planning organizations and transit agencies will apply to NCDOT for project funding.
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