NCDOT to Hold Public Meeting in Raleigh for UAS Integration Pilot Program

RALEIGH –The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in Raleigh Aug. 30 to provide information about its program to test the use of commercial drones for the delivery of medical supplies.

The NCDOT was selected in May as one of only 10 participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or ‘drones’) Integration Pilot Program. The primary focus of NCDOT’s proposal is working with global drone delivery companies to set up a network of medical distribution centers that can use drones to make medical deliveries. The initiative will also test the use of drones for on-demand food delivery.

The meeting will be from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Wake Tech Community College Perry Health Sciences Campus,2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh. Interested people may attend at any time during the meeting hours. The meeting will not include a formal presentation.

At the meeting, there will be information and activity stations as well as project team members who will be available to answer questions and receive feedback. All comments will be taken into consideration as the program progresses. The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be done by phone, email, online or regular mail no later than Sept. 29.

As information becomes available, it may be viewed at the NCDOT Public Meeting webpage.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Simone Robinson via email at [email protected]or by phone at (919)707-6062 as early as possible, so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

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