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NCDOT Now – Rail Safety Week, Customer Satisfaction Survey and NCDOT’s Drone Award


“Welcome to NCDOT Now, I’m Marty Homan. We need you to weigh in on the NCDOT Customer
Satisfaction Survey, and we’re talking about train safety as Rail Safety Week kicks off. First up…” This year, 15 people have died either by walking
on tracks or being struck by a train at a railroad crossing in North Carolina. Some of these deaths could have been prevented
by following a few safety tips. Always expect a train when coming to a railroad
crossing. Modern trains can be difficult to hear coming
and trains always have the right of way. It may seem like a cool backdrop, but you
should never pose for photos on railroad tracks. Walking on railroad tracks is illegal and
can be deadly. Lastly, don’t put yourself or others at
risk by driving around lowered crossing arms and keep your vehicle behind the white line. The goal of National Rail Safety Week, running
from Sept. 22nd to 28th, is to increase awareness and educate the public about railroad safety. “NCDOT LAUNCHED ITS FOURTH ANNUAL CUSTOMER
SATISFACTION SURVEY THIS WEEK AND WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.” THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY IS TO GAUGE HOW
THE DEPARTMENT IS PERFORMING IN ITS EFFORT TO PROVIDE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. RESPONSES WILL HELP NCDOT IDENTIFY WAYS TO
MAKE NORTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION SERVICES SAFER, MORE EFFICIENT AND CUSTOMER FOCUSED. IT TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO COMPLETE AND
THE LINK IS MOBILE-FRIENDLY. YOU HAVE UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER TO WEIGH
IN AT NCDOT’S WEBSITE. LASTLY, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE
AVIATION OFFICIALS NAMED NCDOT’S DRONE PROGRAM AS THE 2019 MOST INNOVATIVE STATE PROGRAM
AT ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION LAST WEEK. THERE’S ALSO STILL TIME FOR YOU TO VOTE
FOR NCDOT’S USE OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY AFTER HURRICANE FLORENCE. THE DEPARTMENT IS NOMINATED FOR AN AMERICA’S
TRANSPORTATION AWARD. “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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