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May 22, 2013

N.C. streetcar proposal gains acceptance after revamp

Previous proposals were rejected by the Charlotte City Council because they would have been funded through property taxes. The new plan includes $63 million in federal funds coupled with an equal amount of unspent funds from city coffers.


February 18, 2013

N.C. breaks ground on $24M bridge project

The Hopson Road Project is the first of 12 Piedmont Improvement Program projects dedicated to separating rail and highway traffic. The project will ultimately eliminate 50 crossings between Charlotte and Raleigh.


January 17, 2013

Greyhound takes over N.C. route

The route connects with the Charlotte Area Transit System and Fayetteville Area System of Transit, as well as other Greyhound intercity bus routes.


January 16, 2013

N.C. light rail generates $18.8M in tax revenue

The Charlotte Area Transit System has generated the revenue along the corridor since it was built five years ago. An expansion project is set to begin in 2014.


September 24, 2012

Finalists named for top Jacksonville, Fla. transit post

Stephen Bland, CEO of Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County; Carolyn Flowers, CEO of the Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System; and Mikel Oglesby, GM of Calif.'s SunLine Transit Agency are the three finalists.


September 5, 2012

DNC avoids RNC bus woes with N.C. light rail

Since Monday, attendees and other passengers boosted ridership on LYNX by 148% over a typical weekday. About 250 buses will be used to move nearly 6,000 delegates to DNC events. In Tampa, 400 buses were used to transport 2,200 RNC delegates, but several buses were late for state delegations.


August 28, 2012

CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.


July 10, 2012

CATS approved to begin final rail design

This allows the project to be developed from the 65% to the 100% design level and complete preparation of final construction plans, right-of-way acquisition, construction cost estimates, bid documents and utility relocation.


April 23, 2012

CATS rail extension to UNC Charlotte receives state funding

The 9.4-mile alignment would run from Uptown Charlotte to the UNC Charlotte campus and include 11 light rail stations and four parking facilities.


September 12, 2011

UNC Charlotte may have light rail access

Will hear in about four months whether the Charlotte Area Transit light rail system will be extended to UNC Charlotte by 2017. The extension would cost about $1 billion, and the agency hopes for half of the cost to come from federal funding.


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