With a funding commitment from the state for trams on Ocracoke village, Hyde County officials are readying for the state’s first high-speed passenger ferry that will shuttle visitors between the island and Hatteras.
The state’s first passenger-only ferry under construction near Swansboro is part of a plan to boost Ocracoke Island tourism, which has flagged as a result of long waits and travel times for vehicle ferries from Hatteras.
As the state prepares to launch its first passenger-only ferry service to Ocracoke Island, plans for transporting riders once they arrive are in flux, with Hyde County now facing costs higher than expected.
A pricey proposal to improve rail access at the Wilmington port and accommodate expected urban growth would relocate the existing rail line from its route through the city to the other side of the Cape Fear River.
Questions about parking, public information and other logistics are among the key details to be worked out before the state’s first passenger ferry, which is proposed for the Hatteras-Ocracoke route, is placed into service.
A legal settlement with Duke Energy led to a $1.5 million program to install electric vehicle chargers in N.C., which many think will be good for business in the eastern part of the state.
State transportation officials are set to study a more than decade-old plan to connect U.S. 17 in Brunswick County across the state line to a South Carolina highway, but a county commissioner is among those worried about destruction of wetlands in a flood-prone area.
A UNCW professor and his graduate students have proposed using barges for offloading cargo as an alternative to channel deepening at the state port in Wilmington to accommodate the larger ships now able to transit the Panama Canal.
Holding signs and chanting “Save our Sounds,” a small group of Hatteras Island property owners protested against a projected bridge that they say will hurt property values, livelihoods and lifestyles.
The proposed U.S. 70 bypass around Havelock still has environmentalists worried about the effects on endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Croatan National Forest.
Gov. Pat McCrory, during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, talks about the importance of the long-awaited replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge for the livelihood and safety of Dare County residents.
The drivers of electric cars, proponents say, are an untapped source of beach tourism. But to get the cars here, more main roads, like U.S. 70, need places where they can stop and recharge.
Two of three requirements set forth in the deal to replace the aging Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Dare County have been met, including approval of the “jug-handle” bypass of Mirlo Beach.
Environmental groups have reached an agreement with the state to drop their legal challenges against building a replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge.
Plans for widening the eastern end of U.S. 64 are now on hold. That’s fine with most locals, but many think the old swing bridge over Alligator River is overdue for a replacement.
A new state plan for North Carolina’s road construction over the next decade was unveiled last week and it includes the long-delayed bridge across Currituck Sound.