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Funds to aid North Carolina transportation safety, efficiency initiative

November 6, 2020

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has awarded the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) a $2.1 million FAST Act grant to address transportation safety and efficiency.

NCDOT officials indicated the agency would use the funding allotment to partner with North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the City of Raleigh regarding a pilot program evaluating the impact of connected vehicles on driver and pedestrian safety.

The FAST Act was passed in 2015 and provides $305 billion between the 2016 and 2020 fiscal years for highways, motor vehicle safety, public transportation and research, technology, and assistance programs.

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