NCDOT proposes drone-based medical supply delivery

A new push by North Carolina Department of Transportation could mean more jobs coming into the state and it's all linked to drones.

NCDOT Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be part of the Federal Aviation Administration's Drone Integration Program. If accepted, part of the proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to North Carolina. 

The goal is to set up a network of medical distribution centers that can use drones to make medical deliveries. Blood and other supplies currently travel by courier to hospitals and testing facilities. With drones, medical providers would get the test results and supplies they need much faster.

NCDOT will find out by May of this year if the proposal has been accepted by the FAA.