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Public feedback sought on N.C. clean transportation plan

Pender County will be working with the NCDOT on its planned Hampstead Median Project to build bicycle lanes on a roughly 5-mile stretch of U.S. 17 between Washington Acres Road to Sloop Point Loop Road. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)
Traffic on U.S. Highway 17. (Port City Daily/File)

LELAND — State officials will host a series of public meetings to provide information and allow public feedback on the draft version of the N.C. Clean Transportation Plan. It outlines strategies to decarbonize the transportation sector.

A session will be hosted at the Leland Cultural Arts Center March 1, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and no registration is required.

NCDOT will publish the draft plan on its website March 1 and provide a link for stakeholders to provide feedback through March 15. Information about the plan’s goals can be viewed at NCDOT’s website.

Together, NCDOT and over 220 stakeholders worked for more than a year to develop the draft plan. It explores strategies to advance clean transportation investments and workforce development, while encouraging an equitable transition to zero-emission vehicles and strategies to deploy clean transportation infrastructure.

Gov. Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 246 in January 2022 that directed NCDOT to work with stakeholders to develop the plan. This has set the state on a course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance environmental justice and create good-paying jobs tied to clean transportation. 

The executive order builds upon 2018’s EO 80 and establishes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels and increase zero-emission vehicle adoption to 1.25 million vehicles by 2030.

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