CLT http://wfae.org en CATS Offers Two New Express Bus Routes To Charlotte Airport http://wfae.org/post/cats-offers-two-new-express-bus-routes-charlotte-airport <p>There's a lot of construction going on at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There are also fewer parking spaces. So <a href="http://wfae.org/post/summer-brings-fewer-parking-spaces-clt-airport" target="_blank">finding parking</a> is not easy. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But to make it a little easier, airport and transit officials will begin offering two new express bus routes to the airport starting Monday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:59:54 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52814 at http://wfae.org CATS Offers Two New Express Bus Routes To Charlotte Airport Control Of Charlotte Airport Once Again At Issue In NC Senate http://wfae.org/post/control-charlotte-airport-once-again-issue-nc-senate <p>A committee of North Carolina lawmakers has <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201406/Airport_Bill_6-10-14.pdf?__utma=100058712.1810474877.1389368090.1402415388.1402421619.421&amp;__utmb=100058712.129.7.1402425526308&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1401299312.378.3.utmcsr=t.co|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/va9ni2LPBP&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=145002164">passed legislation</a> to end the impasse over who controls Charlotte Douglas International airport.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:34:18 +0000 Ben Bradford 52634 at http://wfae.org Control Of Charlotte Airport Once Again At Issue In NC Senate Airport Or No, Duke Will Remove Riverbend Coal Ash http://wfae.org/post/airport-or-no-duke-will-remove-riverbend-coal-ash <p>Duke Energy officials confirm the company will remove coal ash at the Riverbend power plant above Mountain Island Lake, even though the company’s proposal to send the ash to Charlotte airport is encountering resistance.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:45:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 51242 at http://wfae.org Airport Or No, Duke Will Remove Riverbend Coal Ash City Cancels Airport Solar Farm http://wfae.org/post/city-cancels-airport-solar-farm <p>The City of Charlotte has canceled its plan for an ambitious solar power project at Charlotte-Douglas airport, at least for now. Airport officials say new construction and old bonds make the project unfeasible.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:10:29 +0000 Ben Bradford 46704 at http://wfae.org City Cancels Airport Solar Farm Charlotte Airport To Remain Major Hub For New American Airlines http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-airport-remain-major-hub-new-american-airlines <p>Charlotte's airport will remain a major hub for U.S. Airways for at least three years after the company merges with American Airlines. That's part of a settlement the airlines reached with the Justice Department and state attorneys general today, which had sued to block the merger.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:31:38 +0000 Michael Tomsic 39104 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Airport To Remain Major Hub For New American Airlines FAA Says CLT Stays With City Until Lawsuit Is Resolved http://wfae.org/post/faa-says-clt-stays-city-until-lawsuit-resolved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both sides of the Charlotte airport power struggle are cheering a move by the FAA to essentially punt the issue back to the courts. That means, for now, the airport stays under the city&#39;s control.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:51:45 +0000 Julie Rose 36096 at http://wfae.org FAA Says CLT Stays With City Until Lawsuit Is Resolved City Council Opposes CLT Commission, Appoints Members Anyway http://wfae.org/post/city-council-opposes-clt-commission-appoints-members-anyway <p>Four Charlotte residents have been appointed by the city council to serve on a commission formed to govern Charlotte Douglas International Airport. However, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon was clear the council only made its appointments to "fulfill the letter of the law" which includes an <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=S81" target="_blank">October 1&nbsp;deadline </a>for appointing commission members.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In reality, the city hopes the commission will never have a role at the airport.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:13:02 +0000 Julie Rose 35941 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Has Few Legal Options If State Creates Regional Airport Authority http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-has-few-legal-options-if-state-creates-regional-airport-authority <p>North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would strip control of the Charlotte airport from the city and create a regional authority to run it instead. The measure concerns Mayor Anthony Foxx. But it’s gained the support of others, including the chairman of the airport’s Advisory Committee.</p><p>It got us wondering – does the city have any legal recourse if it loses its airport? To answer that question, we turned to UNC-Chapel Hill public law and government professor Frayda Bluestein. She spoke with “Morning Edition” host Duncan McFadyen.</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:58:34 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 21771 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Has Few Legal Options If State Creates Regional Airport Authority CLT To Lose Some ATL Service When Southwest Comes http://wfae.org/post/clt-lose-some-atl-service-when-southwest-comes <P>The much-anticipated arrival of Southwest Airlines at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport will not bring more flights <EM>or </EM>cheaper fares, says Aviation Director Jerry Orr.</P> <P>Southwest will fly six flights a day from Charlotte beginning next April. But AirTran - which Southwest is replacing - &nbsp;flew <EM>seven</EM> flights daily, including three to Atlanta. Southwest will fly to Baltimore, Chicago, Houston and Orlando, but not Atlanta.&nbsp;</P> <P>And contrary to the popular perception of Southwest as a low-cost carrier, Orr says AirTran flights are cheaper. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:59:49 +0000 Julie Rose 14971 at http://wfae.org