ON THE STREET – NEWS FROM THE SIC (4/8/16)
Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / April 8, 2016
The following items may be of interest to our readers. NCSITE takes no official position on these articles or items; however, you are encouraged to read and stay abreast of what is taking place in our profession and discuss with your colleagues.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS
NC House Select Committee on Strategic Planning and Long Term Funding
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Tim Moore has established the above committee with a charge to study a broad spectrum of North Carolina transportation-related issues and then develop findings and recommendations to the General Assembly. Representative John Torbett is chair of this committee consisting of 20 members of the House. The committee is subdivided into working units as follows: 1) Primary System, 2) Ports/ Rail System, 3) Secondary Road System, 4) Public Transit and Aviation System. The committee has met seven times since the kick-off meeting of December 15, 2015. It is anticipated that a full range of recommendations will be presented to the General Assembly upon its return to Raleigh on April 25, 2016. Details of activities can be found here.
NCAMPO 2016 Conference: Innovations in Transportation is scheduled for May 11-13 In Greensboro
This event will provide opportunities for transportation professionals to learn the latest directions in all modes of transportation across the state. Focus areas include Alternative Transportation, Technical “toolkits”, Project Implementation, and Planning. Representatives of the MPOs, RPOs, NCDOT, FHWA, and Consultant Community will attend this important event. Detailed agenda and proceeding may be accessed at the following link. http://ncampo.org/ncampoconference.htm
The North Carolina Chamber is hosting a Transportation and Infrastructure Summit on April 28 in Durham
The North Carolina Chamber was a leader and advocate in the securing passage of SL 2015-241 that increased funding for transportation investment. The focus of this event is to continue to address how economic growth, safety and quality of life improvements are interconnected. Investments in our infrastructure grow jobs and secure North Carolina’s future. Click here for more detailed information and registration.