N.C. Transportation Summit begins in Raleigh with Gov. Cooper attending

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
N.C. Transportation Summit begins in Raleigh with Gov. Cooper attending
As the Triangle continues to grow, leaders and stakeholders are looking at the best ways to improve transportation.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- As the Triangle continues to grow, leaders and stakeholders are looking at the best ways to improve transportation.

By 2040, estimates suggest 3 million more people will call North Carolina home. That's why more than 1,100 people lwill be looking at new technology and guidance into the future of mobility during the N.C. Transportation Summit kicking off today.

Governor Cooper toured the different exhibits at the summit, looking at electric vehicles and other new technology.

"We're making significant strides with our commuter rail and our train system. I think public transportation is a place where we need to focus in North Carolina so that we can handle the significant growth that we're seeing in our state right now," he said.

GoTriangle conducted a feasibility study for a possible commuter rail. The study explained how the project including 15 passenger stations along 43 miles of existing railroad between west Durham and Clayton could be built in three phases. One of the first sessions will discuss transportation's role in economic development.

The summit continues until tomorrow afternoon.