Rail

Charlotte, N.C. receives $25M for streetcars

Posted on September 19, 2011

Continuing their tour on Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff were in Charlotte, N.C. to award nearly $25 million for a streetcar line that will improve access to jobs, housing and schools, and will spur economic development in the heart of one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas.

Six stops will be built as part of the initial 1.5-mile section of the Charlotte Streetcar Project, including the Charlotte Transportation Center near Time-Warner Cable Arena, the city's Government Center, McDowell Street, Central Piedmont Community College, Travis Avenue and Presbyterian Hospital.

This is the first phase of a planned 10-mile streetcar line that will serve the entire metropolitan Charlotte area.

The City of Charlotte has acquired three vintage streetcars to be used for the project, which is funded through the Federal Transit Administration's Urban Circulator Grant Program. The Charlotte Area Transportation System will operate and maintain the streetcar system once it is constructed.

 

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

More News

Apple to introduce transit maps to iOS9

The directions would offer the ability to plan trips, getting estimated travel times for bus, train and subway transit methods.

NJ TRANSIT refutes report that its trains break speed regulations

CBS went to Secaucus Junction, a major rail hub, and the South Orange station armed with a speedometer app and a radar gun to clock trains as they passed through the stations, with a couple of trains traveling in excess of the 60 mph recommended for trains passing through stations.

San Francisco completes Central Subway tunnel portal entrance

The identical twin TBMs weighed-in at 750 tons each and were affectionately named Mom Chung — for Dr. Margaret “Mom” Chung, the nation’s first Chinese-American physician — and Big Alma — for San Francisco philanthropist and socialist “Big Alma” de Bretteville Spreckles.

House passes short-term extension of MAP-21

The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, sponsored by House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), passed by a vote of 387 – 35 – 1.

Virginia Railway, GlobeSherpa rolling out new mobile app

The app, developed by GlobeSherpa, has an animated screen, with an image of the Washington, D.C., skyline and a constantly moving VRE train. The moving image serves as a security measure to keep hackers from using screen shots to mimic the app.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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