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Access User Fee – One-Pager and FAQs

Updated November 2022 | Download PDF

The Regional Transportation Alliance, a member of the Destination 2030 Coalition, has created this piece detailing the benefits of an access user fee, as well as frequently asked questions on this option for a more modernized transportation revenue model.

Destination 2030: The Road to a Stronger Transportation Future – Brochure

Updated January 2022 | Download PDF

By 2030, will our state’s business leaders be able to look back and say we did everything in our power to build the strongest possible transportation future for North Carolina? The Destination 2030 Coalition is all about making sure the answer to this question is a resounding “yes”! This brochure details the scope of the Coalition’s work to amplify the importance of modernized transportation solutions to North Carolina’s elected leaders, providing context to our efforts, covering key goals, and laying out the resources we are looking to as road maps for getting to our ultimate destination. It will be updated periodically to reflect new developments around transportation policy.

North Carolina Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth, and Efficient Mobility

Released January 2021 | Download PDF

In January 2021, the NC Chamber and TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit, revealed the findings of a new report that shows North Carolina motorists pay about $10.3 billion in unnecessary costs each year from driving on poorly maintained and deteriorating roads and bridges in the state. The report, North Carolina Transportation by the Numbers: Meeting the State’s Need for Safe, Smooth, and Efficient Mobility, underscores a major priority of the Chamber’s 2021 legislative agenda: advocating for a modernized transportation funding structure that can meet the projected demands of our growing population with the help of our partners on the Destination 2030 Coalition.

North Carolina Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation (NC FIRST) Commission Final Report

Released January 2021 | Download PDF

The NC FIRST Commission is a 14-member commission at the N.C. Department of Transportation including individuals with backgrounds in finance, business, and public policy. In 2019, they were charged with analyzing the state of transportation funding resources in North Carolina and developing a set of recommendations to ensure critical resources can be made available for future investments in our transportation infrastructure. In January 2021, the NC FIRST Commission released its final report. That report, like the NC Chamber Foundation report below, is informing the efforts of the Destination 2030 Coalition.

Behind the Business: Cintra – Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Build a More Connected North Carolina

Released October 2020 | Read article

Cintra’s road projects consistently yield extensive benefits for the people they serve, strengthen connections between communities, create high-impact jobs, and multiply economic opportunities along development corridors. Here in North Carolina, residents of the Charlotte region have begun to realize many of these benefits thanks to the late 2019 opening of the I-77 Express project – one of the company’s signature assets. A public-private partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation and Cintra’s local subsidiary, I-77 Mobility Partners, I-77 Express encompasses 26 miles of tolled express lanes running adjacent to I-77’s general purpose lanes, from uptown Charlotte to Exit 36 in Mooresville.

Modernizing North Carolina’s Infrastructure Through Sustainable and Diversified Revenue Streams

Released August 2020 | Download PDF

For North Carolina, a modernized transportation network, with strong roads, rails, ports, and and airports, is vital to our continued success. To that end, in early 2020 the NC Chamber Foundation commissioned N.C. State University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) to build upon previous research and compile a new report: Modernizing North Carolina’s Infrastructure Through Sustainable and Diversified Revenue Streams. This report gives business leaders and our partners a roadmap to examine a few of the routes we might take to secure a more sustainable stream of transportation revenue for our state. It identifies several of the most viable funding options to reduce our state’s reliance on the outdated motor fuels tax and charts pathways for their implementation. It also examines several transportation projects that have been completed across the state in recent years to highlight the multiplying effects strategic transportation investments can impart on local economies. This report, in concert with the findings of the NC FIRST Commission and other research into North Carolina’s transportation challenges, is helping to inform our efforts with the Destination 2030 Coalition to turn viable options into workable policy solutions.

Click here to learn more about the funding options explored in the report.