Southern Environmental Law Center issues press release: NCDOT analysis insufficient to support Monroe Bypass

On January 7, 2014 the Southern Environmental Law Center issued a press release detailing a report by transportation planner David T. Hartgen, Ph.D, P.E., which states that NCDOT's analysis is insufficient to support building $900 million Monroe Bypass.
Dr. Hartgen, who has 45 years of transportation planning experience, explains that NCDOT’s latest planning document “simply ignores the last 12 years of history,” relying on outdated assumptions and flawed methodologies including pre-recession data and methodologies that fail to acknowledge recent improvements to U.S. 74.

See full press release here