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Draft N.C. Clean Transportation Plan available for public comment

RALEIGH – People are invited to provide comments on the draft version of the N.C. Clean Transportation Plan, which outlines strategies to accelerate the decarbonization of the transportation sector.

The N.C. Department of Transportation published the plan to its website today, prior to the first of six open house meetings. The meetings are aimed at educating people about the plan and giving them a forum to provide feedback. People can also provide feedback on NCDOT’s website.

People have until March 15 to provide feedback on the plan.

NCDOT and over 220 stakeholders worked for more than a year to develop the draft plan, which explores strategies to advance clean transportation investments and workforce development. The draft plan encourages an equitable transition to cleaner transportation alternatives, such as zero- and low-emission vehicles, and offers strategies to deploy electric charging stations and other clean transportation infrastructure to support the transition.

Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 246 in January 2022 that directed NCDOT to work with stakeholders to develop the plan. The plan 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 Executive Order 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.

NCDOT’s open house meetings will be held in six locations from 5-7 p.m. on March 1-2 and March 6. The information shared and feedback requested will be identical at each of the meetings. For details on the open house meetings, visit NCDOT’s website or provide feedback on the plan.

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