McCrory has plenty of ideas gleaned from his 14 years as Charlotte's mayor and as a two-time candidate for governor. He thinks cities are unfairly punished when they spend money on interstates. He's also shown he's not afraid to take risks, like 15 years ago when he backed a light rail line in Charlotte and a sales tax referendum to help pay for it.
McCrory's biggest transportation challenge as governor may be how to close a projected $60 billion gap between revenues and expenditures through 2040. Conventional solutions would require higher taxes.