interstate highway en Uptown Loop Study Identifies Safety Risks <p>A year-long study of the Uptown loop has been completed and will be presented to City Council Monday night. It's the first step to get funding for improvements to target safety.</p><p>Cheryl Myers is the senior vice president for planning and development for Charlotte Center City Partners. In 2011, her group unveiled a set of recommendations to City Council including doing a study of the city's interstate highway system. The city-commissioned Uptown Loop Study is the first comprehensive study of the loop since it was completed in 1981.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 19294 at Uptown Loop Study Identifies Safety Risks Small Towns Left Behind In N.C. Recovery <p>Almost all North Carolina counties have a lower unemployment rate than they did a year ago. But the latest job numbers show that the state’s economic recovery is much more concentrated than that.</p><p>Here’s a simple theory to explain job growth: do you live near an interstate?</p><p>"Most of the improvements in the state’s unemployment rate are coming along the I-40 and the I-85, I-95 corridors," said Allan Freyer, an analyst for the N.C. Budget and Tax Center.</p><p>Freyer said big cities off the interstates are the only places really recovering in North Carolina.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Michael Tomsic 3766 at Small Towns Left Behind In N.C. Recovery