DURHAM, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration's transportation leaders are worried about the future of state and federal funding sources to pay for roads and bridges in North Carolina.
McCrory told a North Carolina Chamber conference the state's transportation projects will be delayed if Congress fails to re-authorize a law expiring this fall. Federal money makes up more than one-quarter of state transportation spending. Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said Wednesday DOT would have to stop writing checks by August without a resolution.
Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson also told business leaders the state's current road-building revenue sources — particularly the gasoline tax — cannot meet infrastructure demands.
Tata is working on a 25-year transportation plan for McCrory, who says it will take into account fewer dollars coming from Washington.