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By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

ARTBA’s First Vice Chairman Ward Nye, president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, has been appointed to a 14-member commission to develop recommendations for modernizing North Carolina’s transportation investment strategy.

Ward Nye

The commission will explore how emerging technologies, shifting behavior patterns, and changing demographics impact the state’s transportation investment system. It will develop new ways to meet the need for critical resources in the future.

The N.C. Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation Commission (NC F1RST Commission) will work collaboratively for an estimated 18 months before making recommendations.

“The transportation industry is on the cusp of fundamental changes that will forever change our relationship to moving goods and people,” state Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said. “The work the NCF1RST Commission will do will be critical for the economic vitality of North Carolina.”

The commission’s first meeting is scheduled for May 3 in Raleigh.