The Charlotte Area Transit System on Sept. 10 is hosting a Business Opportunity and Outreach Symposium to give small, socially- or economically- challenged local business an opportunity to hear about publicly-funded contracts available by taking part in the Small Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs.Read More »
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Last month, Charlotte-based commercial contractor Southside Constructors began building a park-and-ride station for the Charlotte Area Transit System, a project that will increase the number of such stations to eight.Read More »
The city of Charlotte is considering changing its rules affecting the construction of affordable housing near transit stations. City officials say that the policy that 30 percent of a housing development built with city money be reserved for middle to lower-income residents is a pricey one for developers to comply with.Read More »
The bid submitted in September by Charlotte-based Edifice General Contractors for a project at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport was in two volumes, each about 3 inches thick. The drawings alone for the parking deck project weighed 115 pounds, said Max Venuti, ...
Tagged with: Bovis Lend Lease Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Edifice General Contractors Gloria Tadlock Haley Gentry Liles Construction Co. Max Venuti Natasha WarrenRead More »
The Charlotte Area Transit System is getting an $847,417 boost from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The department’s board of transportation has OK’d the funding to improve public transportation in the Charlotte area. Funding is coming from three programs ...Read More »
Mario Grijalva came to Charlotte five years ago from California. Before that, he lived in El Salvador. The 53-year-old co-owns M&J Auto Repair, which is just off South Boulevard, a roadway lined with Latino-owned businesses. Grijalva speaks with a heavy ...
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Light-rail ridership levels tripled May 28 during Food Lion Speed Street compared with an average Saturday, and some of those passengers did not pay after they were let on trains when rail platforms became overwhelmed. Normally, there are approximately 10,000 ...Read More »
When it comes to lengthy and convoluted planning processes, the Independence Boulevard project is one of Charlotte’s most notorious examples. And it doesn’t look like things are going to improve any time soon. Multiple public agencies are involved in the ...
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The adoption of the Independence Boulevard area plan was stalled Tuesday when a committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission asked planners to consider making revisions. One of the main areas of concern was the number of transit stations along the ...
Tagged with: Alysia Osborne Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department Joel Randolph Metropolitan Planning Commission Urban Land InstituteRead More »