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 »
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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 ...
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For Independence Boulevard, light rail is out. Streetcars and bus rapid transit are in. Those were the recommendations from Urban Land Institute representatives during a presentation in Charlotte City Council chambers today. John Sedlak, one of the panelists from ULI’s Daniel ...
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Although cutting or scaling back the right of way project along North Tryon Street would save $45 million, the Charlotte Area Transit System has decided to preserve those improvements. Such projects involve incorporating bike lanes in the roads, adding or ...Read More »
Faced with a $1.15 billion deficit between 2010 and 2035 rather than the $1.6 billion surplus projected in 2006, the Charlotte Area Transit System proposed Wednesday night to cut the Lynx Blue Line Extension project, ending the line at the ...Read More »
The decision by the Metropolitan Transit Commission and the Charlotte Area Transit System to scale back the planned Lynx Blue Line Extension has Noel Smith concerned. President of North End Development Partners, an economic development advocacy group for the North ...Read More »
When the city of Charlotte won a $25 million federal Urban Circulator Grant to build a starter streetcar line through uptown, from Time Warner Cable Arena to Presbyterian Hospital, supporters touted the 1 1/2-mile section as an important step toward ...Read More »