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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.

“Operation Clear Track”

“Operation Clear Track” is a campaign to raise awareness and enforce railroad crossing and trespassing laws.

As part of this campaign, law enforcement personnel from Apex and Greensboro teamed up with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s staff to hand out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issue warnings and citations to violators.

This campaign is a part of the nationwide Rail Safety Week, which aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and deaths around railroad tracks.

For more on rail safety, visit berailsafe.org.

South Charlotte Partners’ Annual Transportation Summit

In Charlotte, state and local officials, private sector representatives, and NCDOT staff gathered earlier this week for the South Charlotte Partners’ Annual Transportation Summit.

Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette spoke at the summit and gave an overview on the department’s 10-year transportation plan, use of federal infrastructure funds and future funding strategies.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT.gov.