RALEIGH— The 2013-14 State
Transportation Map has officially arrived and is available free of charge. The
map is funded and produced by the N.C. Department of Transportation, but it
will now be distributed through the N.C. Department of Commerce and can be
ordered online or by calling 1-800 VISIT NC.
“One of our central goals is to improve efficiency and streamline our
operations,” Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said. “We are also striving to
identify ways we can work together across state agencies to better serve North
Carolina. By distributing the map through Visit NC, we can achieve cost savings
by eliminating redundancies and better serve our travelers by allowing them to
access all travel publications through a central source.”
First published in 1916, the state map is NCDOT’s most popular
publication, with 2.25 million copies of each edition printed.
The cover of the new map features a montage of North Carolina scenes,
including N.C. Veterans Park in Fayetteville; Mount Mitchell, the highest point
east of the Mississippi; the fishing pier at Wrightsville Beach; Pinehurst No.
2, site of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open championships; research crops
planted in Kinston; and downtown Charlotte.
In 2009, the
department transitioned from a one-year map to a two-year map, cutting printing
costs in half. Also, starting with the
2011-12 edition, the state map went high-tech and began featuring a QR
(Quick Response) code that can be scanned by cell phones and other mobile
devices to link directly to NCDOT Mobile, a
phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.
Maps are also
available at welcome centers, rest areas and NCDOT offices across the state.
An image of the new
map cover is attached to this email. A full-size
PDF of the map will also be available in the next few days by going to ncdot.gov and clicking on “State Travel Map.”
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