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I-73/74 Corridor Association has their own "road meet" in Greensboro

...and we weren't invited.

A few days ago, May 22nd and 23rd to be exact, the National Interstates 73/74 Corridor Association held their annual Spring Road Rally at the Grandover in Greensboro. Now this isn't a new concept, we held a "road rally" of our own in Greensboro last October.

The folks at the I-73/74 Association even have photos of their gathering online and available here.

Various states made presentations on the progress of I-73 and I-74 in their states. Obviously, North Carolina would have a lot to say and Ohio very little. It is unknown whether or not any other items on their agenda were accomplished.

You'd think with all that, they'd at least invite our own Bob Malme to attend.

Also, the folks at the I-73/74 Corridor Association have started their own blog. It'll be added to the blog roll along with a recently added link to the US 50 Corridor Association of Maryland and West Virginia blog.

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