Appropriations leg. includes CATS rail extension

Posted on July 31, 2009

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) said it is pleased that the Senate Transportation Appropriations legislation contains $24 million for the next phase of planning, engineering and design of the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE). 

"The BLE will serve a vital role in providing transportation choices for the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County," said John Muth, interim CEO of CATS.  "We are very thankful for Senator Richard Burr and Senator Kay Hagan's hard work and leadership to keep this project moving forward for the Charlotte region."

The next step will be for the House and Senate committees to work out the final appropriations number to be included in the legislation.

The LYNX Blue Line Extension is proposed to run from Ninth Street in Center City to I-485 in Northeast Mecklenburg County. Fifteen percent of the BLE design and engineering is complete. The Metropolitan Transit Commission gave CATS approval in April 2009 to continue advancing the project to the 30 percent design level.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

CRRC announces ship date for MBTA pilot cars

The company is the first Chinese railcar builder to enter into the U.S. rail car manufacturing market.

STV, WSP USA to support L.A. Metro rail vehicle acquisition

Acquisition of new heavy rail vehicles and associated equipment that will play a key part in Metro’s systemwide rail expansion over the next decade.

Stadler breaks ground on railcar manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City

Its 62-acre property boasts 75,000 square feet of production space for the bogie, main, pre- and final assembly of single- and bi-level trains.

Stadler, Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil 1st U.S. FLIRT train

The new commuter trains for TEXRail have been designed to reach maximum speeds of 81 mph and boast a coupled length of 266 feet each.

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close