U.S. Transportation Secretary Coming To GTP

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.

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  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    The GTP rathole is a feel good boondoggle for the edc and chamber of commerce types. Without it, what would little else could they point to to justify their existence, a chicken gutting plant? The GTP has only served to further line the pockets of a small number of individuals and families who have preyed on the working class of eastern North Carolina for generations and will probably continue to do so. What has become of those fifty-thousand high paying jobs I wonder? It's only been fifteen plus years, maybe we just need to wait a little bit longer. As a economic engine and good idea the GTP ranks right up there with Soul City. Cut off the funding now. Take Mr. Lahood to Wilburs and call it a day.
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Oct 7, 2010 at 08:48 AM
    where did all the money go..remember we had a surchage on license plates not long ago, and what does GTP do anyway. more money wasted at taxpayers expense, when will this spending on nonsense quit
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Oct 7, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    Quit picking on Mr. Butterfield. that's the limit of his capability. Anyone who holds GTP up as a success needs to have their head examined. Likewise for anyone who votes for him.
  • by Justice on Oct 7, 2010 at 06:03 AM
    Please watch:Fleasing of America, GTP!! Before coming to NC. While in Kinston, find out where all the money went. There are poeple who need to be in jail for this one.
  • by qwerty on Oct 7, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    and??? who cares? does anybody even know who the secretary of transportation was???
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2010 at 02:39 AM
    As we work to rebuild americas infrastructure?Butterfield aint done jack.Spirit was being built back in 2008.The global transpark is a total waste of money.Just look how full that parking lot is.Thats the way it stays,empty.

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