Printer-friendly: Click to view
  • Summary date: May 6 2024 - View Summary

    Amends  the definition of public transportation in GS 160A-601 (definitions pertaining to Regional Public Transportation Authorities [Authority]) to include buspools as one of the listed means of conveyance and changes the geographic boundaries of where the means of conveyance operate to the service area of the Authority (currently territorial jurisdiction of the Authority. Makes technical changes. Amends GS 160A-610 (powers of the Authority) to exempt buspools providing public transportation from the service limit of no greater than 10 miles outside of the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority (currently just vanpools and carpools are exempt). Allows the Authority to develop and make data plans, information, surveys and studies of public transportation facilities within its service area (currently, territorial jurisdiction). Makes technical and conforming changes.  

    Appropriates $100,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in nonrecurring funds for the 2024-2025 fiscal year as a directed grant to the Central Pines Regional Council for the purpose of conducting a study, in consultation with the listed stakeholders on regional workforce transportation needs. Requires DOT to submit a report on the study, including legislative recommendations to the specified NCGA committees by no later than December 1, 2025.

    Effective July 1, 2024.