A federal agency said Thursday it will stay out of the fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation's sixth busiest airport until legal issues are resolved in court. In a letter to the city, the Federal Aviation Administration said "who governs an airport is a local decision." But the agency has to ensure that airports "remain safe and financially self-sustaining."Read More »
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City officials have begun looking at possible alternative options for funding its Gold Line streetcar expansion project, but have not given up on receiving a federal grant. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation handed down the list of recipients of $474 million in federal money for transportation projects nationwide.Read More »
With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.Read More »
A North Carolina judge on Thursday blocked the state from stripping control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city until the Federal Aviation Administration weighs in on the issue.Read More »
Attorneys with Horack Talley in Charlotte said they have begun representing property owners who will lose their property through condemnation and eminent domain for the new Monroe Connector/Bypass project. The 19.7-mile toll road will stretch from U.S. 74 and Interstate ...Read More »
The controversial Monroe connector-bypass project is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Monday, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner signed the $367.7 million design-build contract for the ...
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The Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging a ruling that paves the way for the more than $700 million Monroe Bypass project to move forward. On Monday, the SELC filed an appeal in federal court after U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III ...
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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is meeting with representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Gandy Development to plan for the future — and last — leg of the Interstate 485 loop around Charlotte. The groups will meet at ...Read More »
Age: 59 Lives in: Plaza Midwood Family: wife, Susan; stepson, Tracy Russ, 42 Education: bachelor’s degree in political science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Bill Coxe had been Mecklenburg County’s transportation planner for 19 years when the culmination of ...
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With Interstate 77 becoming more overwhelmed, the Lynx Red Line should be built. That’s according to Jennifer Roberts, chairwoman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. “The north commuter Red Line will go through three northern Mecklenburg towns into Iredell ...Read More »