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CATS schedules public meetings for Blue Line Extension

CHARLOTTE – Officials from the Charlotte Area Transit System will have two meetings, open to the public, for information on the 9.3-mile extension of the city’s light rail public transportation system.

The meetings are to give updates on the construction activities set to start this summer. The first meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Oasis Shriners Temple, at 604 Doug Mayes Place. The second will at 6 p.m. on May 30 at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, at 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. Both meetings will last two hours, according to a CATS press release.

Local government officials will be on hand to answer questions.

Demolition and utility work for the rail extension is set to start within the next two months, the release said. The Blue Line Extension will add 11 new stops and four parking facilities, taking riders north to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as early as 2017.

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