NCDOT Now Oct, 11: Real ID, highway conveyor belt and fall rail
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NCDOT Now Oct, 11: Real ID, highway conveyor belt and fall rail


“Welcome to NCDOT Now, I’m Miracle King. We’re now one year away from the NC REAL
ID deadline. Also, the department is testing a system to
get trucks off the road on busy transportation projects. Join us…” THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, FEDERAL AGENCIES WILL
REQUIRE A NC REAL ID, U.S. PASSPORT OR ANOTHER FORM OF FEDERALLY APPROVED IDENTIFICATION
TO BOARD COMMERCIAL AIRLINES AND ENTER FEDERAL BUILDINGS. KEEP IN MIND THAT A REAL ID IS OPTIONAL AND
NOT A REQUIREMENT. THERE’S NO NEED TO CHANGE YOUR CURRENT TRADITIONAL
DRIVER LICENSE OR ID CARD IF YOU HAVE NO PLANS TO FLY OR ENTER FEDERAL BUILDINGS. IN ADDITION, NC REAL IDS WILL STILL BE ISSUED
AFTER THE OCT. 1ST, 2020 DEADLINE, SO THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME TO JOIN THE OTHER 1.3 MILLION
PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA WHO HAVE GOTTEN THEIR REAL IDS.TO FIND OUT IF A REAL ID IS THE BEST
FIT FOR YOU OR SEE WHAT PAPERS YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR ONE, VISIT THE LINK SHOWN. The department is always looking to improve
efficiency when working on transportation projects. One way crews are doing this is with a method
you may not expect… a conveyor belt system. AS WORK ON THE 39-MILE FAYETTEVILLE OUTER
LOOP CONTINUES, CREWS ARE USING A CONVEYOR BELT TO MOVE LOADS OF DIRT ACROSS INTERSTATE
95 TO FILL IN AREAS AT THE INTERCHANGE. THE SYSTEM WILL DIVERT THE EQUIVALENT OF 109,000
DUMP TRUCKS OF DIRT THAT TYPICALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY TRUCKS OVER PUBLIC ROADS. BY KEEPING TRUCKS OFF THE ROAD, THE CONVEYOR
BELT SYSTEM IMPROVES SAFETY FOR DRIVERS, WILL HELP FINISH THE PROJECT QUICKER AND LOWER
CONSTRUCTION COSTS. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOME FUN, FALL EVENTS? MAKE NEW MEMORIES BY TAKING NC BY TRAIN TO
THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR AND THE LEXINGTON BARBECUE FESTIVAL THIS MONTH. SPECIAL STOPS WILL DROP YOU OFF AT THE EVENTS,
SO GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! “That’s all for this week’s edition
of NCDOT Now. From all of us here at the North Carolina
Department of Transportation, safe travels.”

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