Nate Bowman missed his train by about 14 years. A developer and owner of Huntersville-based Bowman Development Group, he said he has been waiting on the Charlotte Area Transit System to finish the commuter-rail project known as the Red Line since 1998.
Norfolk Southern officials made it absolutely clear Tuesday that there would be no Red Line commuter-rail service on its O line track in Mecklenburg County under current plans.
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 a proposed 10-mile track. The plan was to expand the starter line from Eastland Mall [...]
As Republicans regain the majority in the U.S. and North Carolina House of Representatives and the state Senate, it’s not known what the political changes will mean for major transit projects in the Charlotte region. Some hear squealing brakes. For John Szmer, assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, [...]