Will a new name, a new tie-in to the county’s overall transit plan, and a new funding scheme using no property tax money mean a new outcome that puts an expanded streetcar project into the “yes” column with the Charlotte City Council?
New City Manager Ron Carlee, city staff, and the CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System,
The implied threat Monday from Charlotte City Council members, to withdraw support for the proposed Monroe Bypass, is more fallout from an increasingly fractious local political battle over control of Charlotte’s airport. And now, that battle might be putting at risk some long-nurtured regional cooperation.
Civic leaders in the
Charlotte ranks near the bottom in a recent study of access to jobs via automobiles in the top 51 U.S. metro areas. Raleigh ranks even lower.
The study, Access Across America, by David Levinson, the R.P. Braun/CTS Chair in Transportation Engineering at the University of Minnesota, ranks the Charlotte metro area No. 40, with the Raleigh area next
In January, the Charlotte metro area population was 1.8 million people. In February, the metro area population was 2.3 million. Where did the half-million people come from? New boundaries were drawn for metropolitan statistical areas.
In February 2013, new MSA definitions* took effect. The changes, based on commuting ties among counties,
It was a sunny Sunday in February, temperatures edging into the 60s, and the greenway sidewalk was jammed with walkers, parents pushing strollers, and bicyclists. So many cyclists were on the narrow path along Little Sugar Creek that I witnessed a narrowly averted, freeway-style chain-reaction collision.
The cyclists’ ages ranged from kids
UNC Charlotte Parking and Transportation Services representatives have been investigating the possibility of bringing a bike-share program to the 26,000-student campus northeast of uptown Charlotte.
PATS Director Gary Caton has met twice in recent months with officials from Charlotte Center City Partners and its Charlotte B-cycle program.
HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes proposed on I-77 are a red-hot topic, and residents were vocal about their concerns Wednesday at a public information meeting at Huntersville Town Hall.
Jim Trogdon, chief financial officer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, introduced a group of experts to meet with citizens and answer questions. “The
Since Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave his State of the City speech Monday, most of the publicity has focused on his remarks about the proposed streetcar, about a proposal in the legislature to remove Charlotte/Douglas International Airport from city control, and his comments about the Charlotte Chamber. Those are important issues. But another
While cities such as Memphis have gained national attention for proclaiming a bicycle-friendly goal, Charlotte has been quietly taking a number of steps to improve its own streets for cyclists. Its bicycle sharing program, B-cycle, the first in North Carolina, has gotten a lot of publicity, but several other small scale improvements have begun,
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