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4Yettheproblemremainsthatweneedaddionalfunding.InFromPolicytoProjectsthe2040PlanNCDOToutlineswhatthenancialneedsareinthefuturetoachievevariousLevelsofServiceLOS.ThoseareTargetLOSArobusttransportaonsystemthatmeetsprojectedneedsaddressesgrowthensuressafetyoersconvenienceandaccessibilityandfosterseconomicopportunity.LOSCAtransportaonsystemwhichisveeringtowardwide-spreadsafetyconcernsdeferredmaintenanceandcongesonandlandaccessissuesthatconstraineconomicopportunity.OurcurrentstatusisratedasLOSC.FundatCurrentLevelsThelastoponistosckwiththefundingwehaveinplacealreadywhichisfarbelowthatrequiredtokeepourtransportaonnetworkateventhesameservicelevelLOSC.Throughthe2040PlanperiodtheNCDOTwillneedtoinvestatleast86.3billionin2011dollarsjusttomaintainexisngLevelofServiceLOScondionsand114.1billiontoimprovethetransportaonnetworksperformanceandcapacityTargetLOS.Evensimplykeepingfundingatitscurrentlevelthereisnotenoughprojectedrevenueforecast.TheresnoshortageofexpertsweighinginonthesadstateofAmericastransportaoninfrastructureorthecostoffailingtoinvestinthefuture.Butoenreportsaregearedtowardsnaonaldataandtrends.Howeverthreesourcesrounelyfocusonstate-baseddataandspecicallycoverNorthCarolinaASCETRIPandTTI.ASCE-InfrastructureReportCardTheNCSeconoftheAmericanSocietyofCivilEngineersASCEdetailedinfrastructurechallengesinits2013InfrastructureReportCard.ASCErepresentsmorethan145000civilengineerswhoplandesignconstructandoperatethebuiltenvironmentwhileprotecngandrestoringthenaturalenvironment.InthereportcardASCEindicatedOfthe18165bridgesinNorthCarolina219212.1areconsideredstructurallydecientand329618.1areconsideredfunconallyobsolete.45ofNorthCarolinasroadsareinpoorormediocrecondion.ASCErecommendaonsincludedDevelopadiversefundingstrategythatwillsustainhighlevelsofqualityandserviceforuserswithoutburdeningtaxpayers.Promotesustainablepublic-privatepartnershipsandopmizethird-partycontractsthroughtransparency.Employmileage-baseduserfeesandotherroadpricingmethodwhenapplicable.MaintaintheexisngNorthCarolinagasolineuserfeeandpromotetheuseoftaxdollarsinbridgeconstruconprojects.Connuetoengagepolicymakerstoallocateappropriatefundinglevelstominimizefuturebridgeclosures.OverviewReportsonTransportaoninNorthCarolinaProjectedNeedsFundingandFundingGapBillionsof2011dollarsTargetLOSCurrentLOSConnuedCurrentFundingLevelsTotalNeeds122.8394.1366.17NCDOTResponsibility114.1186.3059.70TotalBaselineRevenues54.03BaselineFundingGap60.0832.275.67NCDOT2040Plan