Lynx Blue Line http://wfae.org en CATS Map Will Help Navigate Light Rail Extension Traffic http://wfae.org/post/cats-map-will-help-navigate-light-rail-extension-traffic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Major construction of bridges and tracks for the blue line light rail extension will begin in the next few months. And with that, be ready to spend more time in traffic. Charlotte Area Transit System officials announced Friday that it's making a </span><a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/growthstrategy/Pages/BlueLineExtension.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">map available to give commuters a heads up on road and lane closures</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and turning restrictions during construction.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:43:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46955 at http://wfae.org CATS Map Will Help Navigate Light Rail Extension Traffic City Spends $12 Million In Hunt For Streetcar Grant http://wfae.org/post/city-spends-12-million-hunt-streetcar-grant <p>The quest for a cross-town streetcar continues. The Charlotte city council approved spending $12 million last night to pursue a federal grant to fund build-out of the streetcar.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:56:18 +0000 Ben Bradford 43912 at http://wfae.org City Spends $12 Million In Hunt For Streetcar Grant Construction On Blue Line Extension Will Begin 2014 http://wfae.org/post/construction-blue-line-extension-will-begin-2014 <p>Bulldozers have been clawing at the sides of North Tryon for months now to make way for the Blue Line light rail extension. &nbsp;</p><p>Construction on the blue line light rail extension is going to intensify in early 2014. CATS officials gave an update during a public workshop Tuesday night in the University area.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:19:45 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40874 at http://wfae.org Construction On Blue Line Extension Will Begin 2014 A Trifling Place, Episode 12: All The Queen's Cats http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-12-all-queens-cats <p>Welcome to&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:11:14 +0000 Ben Bradford 35598 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 12: All The Queen's Cats LYNX Blue Line Headed North http://wfae.org/post/lynx-blue-line-headed-north <p>It was a hot morning of back slapping and congratulations in Uptown Charlotte as city, state and federal officials broke ground on the Blue Line Extension.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Pat McCrory thanked everyone from President Bill Clinton to former Mayor Anthony Foxx for following through on funds to continue the transit plan initiated by a sales tax increase McCrory championed as Charlotte mayor in the 1990's.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:04:51 +0000 Julie Rose 31593 at http://wfae.org LYNX Blue Line Headed North McCrory Warns: Streetcar Could Risk Charlotte's Light Rail http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-warns-streetcar-could-risk-charlottes-light-rail <p>Gov. Pat McCrory told two city of Charlotte staff members this week that state money for the light-rail extension to UNC Charlotte could be at risk if the city builds a controversial streetcar, according to a memo sent Thursday.</p><p>Without the N.C. Department of Transportation’s $250 million grant, the $1.1 billion Lynx Blue Line extension can’t be built to University City.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:53:46 +0000 Steve Harrison/Charlotte Observer 20585 at http://wfae.org McCrory Warns: Streetcar Could Risk Charlotte's Light Rail