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Appeals Court to consider private police patrol of I-77 work zone

North Carolina’s second-highest court will decide whether a state Justice Department employee violated a private police force’s rights by blocking its traffic work for an Interstate 77 toll lane project. A Superior Court judge ruled in August 2023 in favor of the private company.

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CATS gold line streetcar beset with financial woes, federal data reveals

A federal report finds that the cost incurred to move a single passenger one mile is $18.71 on the Charlotte’s Gold Line streetcar. This comes in addition to logistical problems faced by CATS Gold Line rail over the past three years.

Zach Rounceville
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Map Act plaintiff challenges DOT’s ‘calamitous’ claims about recent ruling

A plaintiff in a Map Act dispute with the North Carolina Department of Transportation disputes the department’s claims about a recent state Court of Appeals decision. DOT argued that the decision could produce “calamitous” results for taxpayers.

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Lead 2010 Map Act plaintiffs, lawyer support DOT in current dispute

Plaintiffs who helped launch Map Act litigation against the North Carolina Department of Transportation back in 2010 are supporting the DOT in a current Map Act dispute. They filed paperwork Friday at the state Supreme Court to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in the case.

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Smoke and mirrors? NC advances federally-funded EV plan

For $109 million in federal taxpayer money, phase one will focus on Interstate 40, U.S. 17, and I-77. Phase two will focus on increasing public access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure, particularly in historically disadvantaged communities.     

Brianna Kraemer

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NCDOT predicts ‘calamitous’ results of recent Map Act ruling

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is asking the state’s highest court to take up a recent Map Act case. DOT argues that a lower court ruling could lead to “calamitous” results if it’s allowed to stand. The challenged ruling could generate 1,600 new lawsuits and push state taxpayers' total Map Act bill over $1 billion.

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Appeals Court upholds ruling against NCDOT in IT contract dispute

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled against the state Department of Transportation in an information technology contract dispute. The unanimous decision upholds a trial judge’s 2023 ruling favoring an electronic lien and titling vendor named eDealer Services.

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