The Charlotte Post Recaps CATS JCSU CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Meeting

Phase 2 of the CATS CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar project will introduce modern vehicles

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 meeting was held Tuesday at Johnson C. Smith University. Another will be held November 12 from 6–7:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, Evans Hall, 501 Hawthorne Lane.

From the article:

The two public meetings will inform the community on phase 2 planning updates, construction information, and will provide citizens with an opportunity to ask questions. …

Right of way acquisition for Phase 2 of the project starts in January and construction begins in October 2016. Utility relocation starts this this month. …

The 10-mile streetcar line represents economic opportunity for east and west Charlotte by linking neighborhoods that historically have been overlooked for investment. At the Gold Line’s launch in July, U.S. Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx called the service a new era in economic development.