McCrory signs new strategic mobility formula into law
By Associated Press
By WNCN Staff
RALEIGH, N.C. -
Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law Wednesday that creates a new
distribution method for state and federal transportation dollars designed to
relieve traffic congestion and emphasize statewide and regional projects.
we do is focused on strengthening our economy and making government operate
more efficiently. This landmark legislation helps us do both," said Governor
McCrory in a written release. "A tremendous amount of work has gone into
this initiative, and I thank everyone from the statewide to the local level who
has been involved with making it a reality. It is critical in changing the way
we invest in transportation and do business in North Carolina.
House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger endorsed McCrory's
concept back in April that focused less on doling out funds equally to all
highway divisions. The Strategic Mobility Formula will award projects that are
ranked highest by the state Department of Transportation.
McCrory had made transportation funding one of a handful of policy changes
he wants the legislature to approve before this year's session ends.
formula is scheduled to be fully implemented by July 1, 2015. Projects funded
for construction before then will proceed as scheduled; projects slated after
that time will be ranked and programmed according to the new formula.