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UNC Charlotte students rally for transit plan

Posted on April 23, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — University of North Carolina Charlotte students asked Orange County Commissioners to pass a transit plan that would provide them with better access to more of the area, dailytarheel.com reported.

The plan would include increased bus services, improvements for existing bus stops, a rail station, and light rail plans between the university and Durham. It would be partially funded by a half-cent sales tax. A Triangle Transit official told dailytarheel.com the plan would use $6 million in the first five years for bus capital, such as bus shelters and bike racks and that the proposed plan would add 34,650 hours to existing bus schedules. For the full story, click here.

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