Charlotte City Council took action Monday to move forward on the Charlotte Gateway Station (CGS) project.
When U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced the TIGER grant in 2015, he urged the city and region to move forward with the project, and to break ground in 18 months. This statement was a challenge to the community, not a definitive timetable.
Monday’s request for council action (RCA) approved the necessary agreements for the city to accept the TIGER grant, and for the North Carolina Department of Transportation to move forward with the initial construction/utility relocation of Phases 1A and 1B of CGS.
At a November 2016 public meeting, CATS projected the completion of Phase 1 of the project, which includes construction of tracks, bridges and the station platform, to be between 2018 and 2021. Station development would occur in Phase 2 with estimated completion by 2024.
Project phasing may be subject to change based on feedback obtained through the public-private partnership (P3) development process. P3 initiatives could take place concurrent to infrastructure, based on responses from potential P3 partners.
Learn more about the Charlotte Gateway Station project by visiting ridetransit.org.