Transportation leaders at the state and federal level will be in Kinston Thursday, at the Global TransPark.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be joined by
North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti, North Carolina DOT Director of Aviation Richard Walls and Congressman G.K. Butterfield.
"As we work to rebuild America's infrastructure, I wanted Secretary LaHood to have close look at some of the efforts being made here in eastern North Carolina," Butterfield said in a press release from his office.
"Multimodal transportation facilities like the North Carolina Global TransPark are economic engines that drive the American economy," said LaHood. "Thanks to the leadership of Representative Butterfield, investments in transportation infrastructure are providing a foundation for prosperity in North Carolina."
Butterfield and LaHood will also tour Spirit AeroSystems, GTP and Delta Private Jets.