Gas Prices in East Charlotte

Before you head out the door to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving, check out this gas price heat map. Prices in East Charlotte are a little higher than Charlotte overall. I wonder why that is… Be safe, friends! … Continue reading

Share

The Charlotte Post Recaps CATS JCSU CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Meeting

The Charlotte Post covered the recent CATS JCSU CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Meeting. In preparation for Phase 2 of the popular CityLynx Gold Line, Charlotte Area Transit System officials are meeting neighbors in east and west Charlotte to discuss the project’s progress. A … Continue reading

Share

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

Share

Charlotte Streetcar Ridership Beats Projections

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the new streetcar averaged 1,507 passenger weekday trips in July, which exceeds the Charlotte Area Transit System’s estimates. In July 2014, the Gold Rush bus service carried 45,328 passengers. In July 2015, the Gold Rush … Continue reading

Share

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

Share

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

Share

Independence Boulevard Hopes and Dreams

Tim Long’s recent post on Charlotte Agenda about the appearance of Independence Boulevard inspired me to share my perspective. … In 1996 I was a second year student at UNC Chapel Hill. In addition to learning how to do keg stands … Continue reading

Share

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

Share

East Charlotte Continues to Celebrate the Streetcar

Photos from east Charlotte advocates keep rolling in! County Commissioners George Dunlap and Dumont Clarke are all smiles at the celebration to open the streetcar! David Howard is also excited to enjoy the inaugural ride! … Continue reading

Share

East Charlotte Celebrates the Opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar

As you probably already know, the Grand Opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar was held yesterday. The celebration was attended by many including east Charlotte advocates Billy Maddalon (who provided these great pictures and videos), Mattie Marshall, Louise Woods, … Continue reading

Share