Opponents of the planned tolling of lanes on Interstate 77 continue to raise questions about the state’s contract with a Spanish construction company, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation has been slow to answer them. Uncertainty remains about taxpayers’ ...Read More »
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A lack of funding to relieve the region’s clogged arteries and political grandstanding are the biggest impediments to transportation improvements in the Charlotte area, a panel of elected and appointed officials involved in transportation issues said Wednesday. They spoke ...
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The Charlotte Area Transit System has received a $180 million federal loan for construction of the LYNX Blue Line light rail extension. The loan comes from the federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program which allots funds for transportation ...
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Kurt Naas said it would happen. And it did. Which caused the founder of the Widen I-77 grassroots opposition group to exhibit little surprise Wednesday when the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization adopted a 10-year plan calling for toll lanes ...
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Local and state transportation officials advanced the cause for adding 26 miles of toll roads along Interstate 77 at a Friday luncheon sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber. Some 50 attendees came to the event, dubbed “Toll Lanes on Charlotte Highways: ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Mecklenburg and Iredell counties are among the five counties nationwide that have best controlled urban sprawl since the mid-1990s, according to a new study. Once the signature of an era of pell-mell development, American sprawl has slowed to ...Read More »
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory drove through a ribbon commemorating the completion of the Interstate 485 outer loop in northeast Charlotte on Friday. During a speech, McCrory thanked local officials and community members for their work on and support of the ...Read More »
CORNELIUS — The town’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution asking that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Interstate 77 toll-road contract with a Spanish developer be terminated immediately. The board also requested that the heavily trafficked ...Read More »
The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed on a controversial public-private partnership with Spanish developer Cintra this week, surprising many attendees at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Opponents of the agreement to build toll lanes ...Read More »