This Week at NCDOT: Preparedness Month and Kids’ Fare
The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of
Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.
August is preparedness month, and the N.C. Department
of Transportation is encouraging folks to talk with their families and make sure everyone knows the plan in the event of an
emergency or evacuation.
With potential tropical storms in the east and snow and ice
in the west, North Carolinians everywhere should know what resources are available if they have to get out on the roads:
Before driving, check DriveNC.gov to see what roads are safe to travel.
For coastal residents, visit KnowYourZone.nc.gov to have an evacuation plan in the event of a storm.
Meanwhile, department employees have been hard at work preparing in their own right, stockpiling materials
and training crews to be ready to respond, wherever they are needed.
From now until Aug. 31, customers can enjoy a one-way $5 kids’ fare to any North Carolina station when
paired with a regular adult ticket.
To take advantage of this deal, visit NCbyTrain.org and use discount code V256 at
For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office
at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT.gov.