Blue Line Extension 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 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 Council Exempts Blue Line Extension From Affordable Housing Policy http://wfae.org/post/council-exempts-blue-line-extension-affordable-housing-policy <p>Charlotte’s City Council voted Monday night to encourage more affordable housing near rapid transit stations, such as light rail, to give families with lower incomes easier access to public transportation, and education and job opportunities along with it. But, the council decided to exempt one of its signature projects, the Blue Line Extension.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:07:13 +0000 Ben Bradford 39097 at http://wfae.org Council Exempts Blue Line Extension From Affordable Housing Policy Apartments Or Automall? Council Considers North Charlotte Plan Near Light Rail Corridor http://wfae.org/post/apartments-or-automall-council-considers-north-charlotte-plan-near-light-rail-corridor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A complex of four or five auto dealerships is being proposed for 40 acres of land near where the new light rail will run through University City.</p><p>On Monday night, the Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on a <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/planning/Rezoning/RezoningPetitions/2013Petitions/Pages/2013-052.aspx" target="_blank">proposal to rezone the property</a>, which is currently approved for apartments, not auto sales. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:38:58 +0000 Julie Rose 35318 at http://wfae.org Apartments Or Automall? Council Considers North Charlotte Plan Near Light Rail Corridor 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 Final Funding For Blue Line Extension Expected In 30 Days http://wfae.org/post/final-funding-blue-line-extension-expected-30-days <p>Extending the light rail from Uptown to UNC Charlotte will cost just over $1 billion. That price tag has contributed to the project's sometimes on-again-off-again status as local, state and federal funds tighten.</p><p>But Danny Rogers - the Blue Line Extension's project manager for the city - says all the funding is nearly in place.</p><p>"Right now we're just waiting on the full-funding grant agreement - FTA recommended and has approved it, pending the congressional review," says Rogers.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 21:01:57 +0000 Julie Rose 13182 at http://wfae.org Final Funding For Blue Line Extension Expected In 30 Days