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Betting on the Gold Line: Charlotte officials have bet millions the streetcar will be golden, but need to keep it on track (access required)

Betting on the Gold Line: Charlotte officials have bet millions the streetcar will be golden, but need to keep it on track <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Streetcars are the hottest mode of public transportation in the U.S. at the moment. The Transit Politic, a transit watchdog blog, reports that there are 32 streetcar projects in the U.S. either in planning or under construction. Some ...

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Construction unemployment hits lowest May level in six years (access required)

The national construction industry’s unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in May, that month’s lowest level since 2008, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Construction employers across the ...

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Independence Boulevard sports complex moves forward (access required)

Independence Boulevard sports complex moves forward <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – GoodSports Enterprises, a sports-complex developer out of Sarasota, Fla., later this month plans to submit to the city a request to rezone the land around Bojangles Coliseum to allow a $76.7 million amateur sports complex. In a presentation ...

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