Tag:NCDOT

  • CJ politics week in review, July 6-10

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s this week’s review: End of session: The General Assembly closed out the week with several failed attempts to override Gov. Roy…

  • Global TransPark expanding, but overall investment still lags badly

    A $55.7 million expansion by the N.C. Global TransPark’s anchor tenant would bring that company’s total investment to less than half of what then-Gov. Mike Easley promised in 2008. Wichita, Kansas-based Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, and it’s one of just…

  • State Supreme Court: Map Act Uses Eminent Domain Powers

    The N.C. Supreme Court on Friday handed hundreds of property owners in highway corridors a victory by ruling unanimously that restrictions placed on landowners by the state’s Map Act amounted to a use of eminent domain requiring just compensation. The amount of money the N.C. Department of Transportation will have…

  • Foes of I-77 Toll Lanes Hopeful Of Victory In Senate

    Opponents of the proposed high-occupancy-or-toll lane project along Interstate 77 sense a bit of momentum after a bill ordering the N.C. Department of Transportation to cancel the project’s contract overwhelmingly passed the House. Now they’re turning their focus on the state Senate. One opponent of the HOT lanes project, Sen.

  • House Approves Bill to Cancel I-77 HOT Lane Project

    UPDATE: The N.C. House voted, 81-27, to approve this measure Thursday. It now heads to the Senate. RALEIGH — Efforts to block the controversial high-occupancy or toll lanes on Interstate 77 in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties gained momentum on Wednesday as a bill to cancel the project cleared two committees.

  • State Faces Skeptical Justices In Map Act Appeal

    In a packed Supreme Court chamber on Tuesday, the state’s justices considered the question of whether North Carolina’s Map Act amounts to an exercise of the state’s police power — much like local zoning laws — or instead constitutes eminent domain, requiring just compensation to landowners whose property is included…