New Report Says NC Transportation Funding Isn’t Keeping Up With Growth

CHARLOTTE, NC — A new report released by a national transportation group says North Carolina is not keeping up with growth when it comes to transportation funding.

The report released by TRIP shows that Charlotte drivers spend 40 hours a year and waste nearly 14-million gallons of gas sitting in traffic each year. It also says that 49% of major roads in Charlotte are in poor condition.

Over the next 10 years, the Department of Transportation will only have enough money to pay for 17% of the needed projects. Without additional money for project, the report says that road congestion will just get worse.

Officials say more money is needed to keep up with both current and future growth.