Rest Areas http://wunc.org en Johnston County I-40 Rest Areas Reopen With A Rustic New Look http://wunc.org/post/johnston-county-i-40-rest-areas-reopen-rustic-new-look <p>Drivers along I-40 this holiday season can take a breather at a rest area in Johnston County.&nbsp;&nbsp; The westbound and eastbound stops near Benson have re-opened after a nine-month remodeling project.</p><p></p><p><br />The NCDOT put $1.5 million into renovations and upgrades for the facilities which now meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:02:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 27858 at http://wunc.org Johnston County I-40 Rest Areas Reopen With A Rustic New Look NCDOT Removes EV Charging Stations From Rest Stops http://wunc.org/post/ncdot-removes-ev-charging-stations-rest-stops <p>The North Carolina DOT says it had to remove four electric vehicle charging stations from rest areas due to conflicting state and federal laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Transportation officials collected the stations before a state law took effect in March.&nbsp; The law directed the DOT to find a way to charge drivers for using the stations.&nbsp; But a federal law says states can only collect money from rest areas if it comes from vending machines.&nbsp;</p><p>The stations were in place for 14 months and the DOT says 146 vehicles used them during that time.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:18:08 +0000 Will Michaels 16758 at http://wunc.org NCDOT Removes EV Charging Stations From Rest Stops