CATS Blue Line Extension Upcoming Meetings

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) extension of the very successful light rail Blue Line is under construction. The new 9.3 mile section is expected to open to riders in 2017. The path of the light rail extension will head … Continue reading

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Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Public Workshops for LYNX Silver Line/Southeast Corridor Transit Study

From CATS media release: Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is taking a fresh look at rail transit opportunities and bus routes in the Southeast Corridor. CATS is conducting the LYNX Silver Line/Southeast Corridor Transit Study and needs public input on … Continue reading

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Charlotte Area Transit System – CATS – Has a Vision for East Charlotte

This summer the Charlotte Area Transit System or CATS opened the first modern streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Area to the Elizabeth neighborhood in east Charlotte. This is just the first step in providing additional transit choices to east … Continue reading

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Why Streetcar Matters to East Charlotte

East Charlotte residents are overwhelmingly in support of Charlotte’s 2030 Transit plan especially the build out of the streetcar line to the site of the former Eastland Mall. In her recent Op-Ed Piece for Charlotte Agenda, Erin Chantry, a LEED … Continue reading

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Charlotte City Council Approves $7.7M for Design Work on Second Phase Streetcar

With Phase 1 of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar to open on July 14, 2015, the City of Charlotte is moving forward with the design of the extension of the line known as Phase 2. On Monday night City Council … Continue reading

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Streetcar CityLYNX Gold Line to Open July 14

Charlotte will go back to the future with the opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar Phase 1 on July 14, 2015. Like many US cities, Charlotte once had a streetcar network that was removed after America’s attention turned to the … Continue reading

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