Rail

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

Feds wants more proof of local money for Durham-Orange light rail line

Go Triangle expects its Board of Trustees to vote April 26 on a $70 million engineering contract, which would be executed only after the FTA allows the project to advance.

SEPTA trains collide, injuring 4

Crews are still working to remove the 18 cars involved, with each car weighing about 37 tons. The NTSB is on the scene and fully in charge of the investigation.

Minn. legislators attempting to move $900M from rail to roads, bridges

GOP legislators have long sought to block planning and funding for light-rail projects, saying they put metro-area priorities above rural Minnesota.

Alstom secures $105M Australian trainset contract

The contract will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002.

DC Streetcar fares to remain free

The decision to hold off on charging fares was based on two reasons — District Department of Transportation feared charging even $1 per ride would scare away passengers and charging a fare would actually cost the District money.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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