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NCDOT Seeking Public Input On Plan To Improve Transportation Access For Seniors And Disabled Individuals

The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public input on its draft plan to improve transportation access for seniors and individuals with disabilities in small urban and rural areas.

The NCDOT will host three virtual workshops in September to educate the public and receive input about the draft Statewide Locally Coordinated Plan, which outlines transportation improvements from 2025-2029. People can also provide feedback through a public survey​, which will remain open until September 28.

During the virtual workshops, people can receive information on the plan, interact with NCDOT’s project staff and provide comments. The meetings will be on September 7 from 4-5 p.m. and September 13 from 10-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. You can click on links in this story at to be taken to the Zoom link to register for the workshops:

After registering, people will receive an email directing them how to join the virtual workshop. A virtual room​​ is also available for people to access information about the plan at any time and includes a link to the survey. The virtual room will remain open for the duration of the plan and will be updated as more materials become available.

The plan was created by the NCDOT, planning organizations and transportation providers. It identifies opportunities to expand mobility options to seniors and individuals with disabilities, particularly in small urban and rural communities.

Funds for the plan and resulting projects come from federal Section 5310 grants – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program and the state Rural Operating Assistance Program​. Once the plan is complete, planning organizations and transit agencies will apply to NCDOT for project funding.