Leaders from across the state met in Eastern Carolina Friday to discuss the future of transportation and infrastructure in our area.
Governor Bev Perdue and Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti were among several officials who spoke at the meeting in Greenville. They discussed the importance of keeping transportation up to par because that ultimately helps the economy.
Potential tolls on I-95 also came up. The governor said, "The discussion over what we are going to do with I-95 is a really great example of having to be willing as a people, to stand up and look at all the viable options."
The governor also said, "There's going to be billions on dollars invested in ENC over the next 8 years, the fact that there is a relentless effort to make sure that 64, 70, and 17 are developed enough to be interstate standards."
At the meeting there was no clear cut discussion on how any transportation projects discussed would be funded.