Statewide Multimodal Freight Plan Update

The NC Department of Transportation is hosting two forums to gather input on freight needs and challenges in North Carolina.  Your participation will help inform the Multimodal Freight Plan Update and identify ways that NCDOT can support the movement of freight more efficiently and effectively.  Please attend one of the virtual meetings.

Meeting Options:
Tuesday, May 17, 3:00-5:00 pm OR
Thursday, May 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Click HERE for registration information. 

“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest

Show how you can help keep the air clean for Earth Day this year!  The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has officially launched the 5th Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest, where students in North Carolina from kindergarten through high school can submit their artwork for a chance to be featured on billboards across the state!

Students’ artwork should focus on actions that people can take to reduce air pollution from vehicles and help keep our air clean. Examples include walking, biking, using public transportation, carpooling, using electric vehicles or biofuels, and more. Please make artwork family-friendly, non-partisan and non-copyrighted. You can learn about the alternatives at or or see examples from past winners and best practices for art submissions here.

Submissions will be accepted through Monday, April 25. Please read the rules below to find out how to submit your artwork. Public voting will begin on Wednesday, April 27 and last through Wednesday, May 4 – stay tuned for a link to vote once submissions have closed!

For more information or questions please email Heather Brutz at

Winners will be announced in June. Stay tuned on and!

To learn more, click HERE.

Request for Statements of Qualifications for Research, Development, Analysis, and Planning Support-EDA CEDS

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (KTRCOG) hereby solicits written Statements of Qualifications from professional consulting firms interested in contracting with KTRCOG to perform research, analysis, development, and related professional planning support activities associated with the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the KTRCOG region (Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren Counties).

This planning project is federally funded and will required adherence to all federal regulatory conditions required by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The selected firm will be eligible to negotiate a contract with KTRCOG.  No minimum order of work is guaranteed.  If the selected firm is unsuccessful in negotiating a contract or does not maintain the minimum stated requirements, KTRCOG, at its discretion, may select the next ranked firm for contract negotiation.

A Request for Qualifications package with detailed requirements and evaluation criteria is available HERE.  Questions related to this request should be directed to Michael Kelly, Regional Planning & Economic Development Director at

Responses shall not exceed 20 pages in length and must be submitted in Word of PDF format.  Submit all proposals to Michael Kelly via email at by Friday, April 8, 2022, 12:00 pm (EST).