I received this announcement yesterday, in an email that originated from one of the NCDOT offices. It seems like information many of you might find important. The quoted text begins below:
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Integrated Mobility Division (NCDOT IMD) is seeking public input to develop its draft plan to improve transportation access for seniors and individuals with disabilities in small urban and rural areas.
The plan was created by NCDOT IMD, planning organizations, and public transportation providers. It identifies opportunities to expand mobility options to seniors and individuals with disabilities, particularly in small urban and rural communities. The public’s feedback will help NCDOT IMD develop strategies that give people in need better access to reliable public transportation around the state.
NCDOT IMD will host three virtual workshops in September (see list below) to educate the public and receive input about the draft Statewide Locally Coordinated Plan, which outlines public transportation improvements from 2025-2029.
Provide feedback through our survey
People can also provide feedback through a public survey, which will remain open until Sept. 28th. You do not have to attend an online workshop to respond to the survey. Click here to take the survey.
Access information any time
A virtual room is also available for people to access information about the plan at any time and includes a link to the survey. The virtual room will remain open for the duration of the plan and will be updated as more materials become available. Click here to visit the Virtual Room.
Sign up for an online workshop
During the virtual workshops, people can receive information on the plan, interact with NCDOT IMD project staff and provide comments. Click on the meeting links below to be taken to the Zoom link to register for the workshops:
- Thursday Sept. 7 from 4 – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday Sept. 13 from 10 – 11 a.m.
- Wednesday Sept. 13 from 6 – 7 p.m.
After registering, people 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.