Brunswick County is likely to see the largest population surge in southeastern North Carolina over the next several decades.
In preparation for this growth, policy makers from the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the regional transportation planning agency with representatives from New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties, are developing a modernized transportation plan to address congestion and what they're calling "enticing" options for the next generation of commuters.
This broadcast ofCoastLine originally aired on December 3, 2014.
As the populations of Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties continue to swell, accommodating the movement of people and goods requires much more creativity and innovation than just widening roads or building more of them.
In this edition of CoastLine, we explore how some transportation policy makers envision the future… and how the funding game is changing—at both the state and federal levels.
Starting Tuesday, residents of Southeast North Carolina will be able to give their input into the future of transportation. The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO, will launch a public survey to consider a regional transportation plan for the year 2040.