Metropolitan Transit Commission http://wfae.org en Transit Update: Funding And The Future http://wfae.org/post/transit-update-funding-and-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Transportation is a big issue in Charlotte - so is funding it. Officials are exploring financing options for the really big, really expensive 2030 Transit Plan. As a result of the recession, there is a $3 billion gap in funding for the long-term plan that has left some, like Charlotte City Council member David Howard to claim "if we don’t do something different, this 2030 or 2035 Plan is going to be more like a 2080 Plan." He is Committee Co-Chair, along with </span>Huntersville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mayor Jill Swain of a 30-member transit funding working group formed at the behest of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (who has been nominated as Transportation Secretary) to explore possible options to help fund $4 billion worth of projects. They join us to share their findings. The future and funding challenges of Charlotte's transit plan, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 27677 at http://wfae.org Transit Update: Funding And The Future Alcohol Bus Ad Compromise Headed For Vote Wednesday http://wfae.org/post/alcohol-bus-ad-compromise-headed-vote-wednesday <p>Wednesday night the Metropolitan Transit Commission is scheduled to approve a compromise to its new policy allowing alcohol ads on Charlotte buses. The initial decision brought strong criticism from some members of city council and prompted the commission to take a second look. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:30:00 +0000 Julie Rose 14506 at http://wfae.org Alcohol Bus Ad Compromise Headed For Vote Wednesday Commission Considers Request To Block CATS Alcohol Ads http://wfae.org/post/commission-considers-request-block-cats-alcohol-ads <p>The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Metropolitan Transit Commission will consider a request to reverse its decision allowing alcohol ads on the sides of buses and trains. Consider, yes.&nbsp; But actually rescind the decision?&nbsp; Not likely.</p><p>“I wouldn’t support changing the position,” says MTC member and Cornelius mayor Jeff Tarte.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:43:38 +0000 Marshall Terry 7139 at http://wfae.org