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Conti makes appearance at first transportation meeting

Posted February 4, 2009 7:16 p.m. EST
Updated February 5, 2009 9:00 a.m. EST

— Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti says he would like to have a new process for approving road projects in place by next month.

Conti spoke at a Transportation Board meeting Wednesday, his first since assuming his new role last month.

"I really do look forward to working with the board," he said.

Conti discussed an executive order that Gov. Bev Perdue signed last month. It takes away board members' authority to approve road projects.

That responsibility now lies with the secretary.