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Worley takes helm of North Carolina DOT's rail division

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently named Paul Worley director of the rail division.

The division's longest-serving employee, Worley has served NCDOT for 25 years, most recently as the division's acting director.

He will be responsible for day-to-day operations and collaborating with railroads on safety oversight, strategic planning and improvements concerning the state's 3,300-mile rail system.

The rail division is investing more than a half billion dollars in federal funds to modernize the state's rail corridor between Charlotte and Raleigh. The division also operates two state-supported trains and oversees grade crossing safety.

"Paul brings a depth of experience and proven leadership that will strengthen North Carolina's reputation for safety and building railroads as we continue expanding and modernizing the state's railroad system," said NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Transit Richard Walls in a prepared statement.

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