This report examines the condition, use and safety of North Carolina’s roads, highways and bridges, and the state’s future mobility needs. Sources of information for this report include the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the U.S. Census Bureau, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the NC Chamber Foundation, the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), the NC FIRST Commission, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In addition to statewide data, the TRIP report includes regional data for the Asheville, Charlotte Metro, Raleigh-Durham, Triad and Wilmington urban areas. An urban area is defined as a region’s municipalities and surrounding suburbs for pavement condition and congestion data; bridge and traffic fatality data include a region’s major counties.

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