HOT lanes http://wfae.org en Leaders Want More Information About I-77 Toll Project http://wfae.org/post/leaders-want-more-information-about-i-77-toll-project <p>The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to sign a contract with a private company to build and operate toll lanes on I-77 between Lake Norman and Uptown Charlotte. But some lawmakers want more answers from the DOT before the state finalizes its agreement.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:59:27 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 53668 at http://wfae.org Leaders Want More Information About I-77 Toll Project I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward http://wfae.org/post/i-277-noise-walls-one-voted-down-other-moving-forward <p>The votes are in on the controversial noise walls proposed for part of I-277. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it’s moving forward with one section; the other section has been voted down. The next move comes tonight from Charlotte City Council, who along with other groups has said it’s concerned the wall would block views of uptown.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:24:34 +0000 Marshall Terry & Duncan McFadyen 45739 at http://wfae.org I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward MUMPO Meetings This Week Seek Comment On I-77 HOT Lanes http://wfae.org/post/mumpo-meetings-week-seek-comment-i-77-hot-lanes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A formal public comment period is open through April 22 on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to widen I-77 north of Charlotte by adding high-occupancy toll lanes, or HOT lanes. The Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) plans public meetings Wednesday in Huntersville and Thursday in Charlotte as part of its effort to gather input on the plan.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:14:47 +0000 David Boraks/Corneliusnews.net 24911 at http://wfae.org MUMPO Meetings This Week Seek Comment On I-77 HOT Lanes Expert: HOT Lanes Are About A Reliable Ride, Not Easing Traffic http://wfae.org/post/expert-hot-lanes-are-about-reliable-ride-not-easing-traffic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lake Norman area commuters are hoping that toll lanes will be the answer to traffic jams on I-77 north of Charlotte, helping to pay for widening the road earlier than planned. But an expert in so-called “managed lanes” told local officials Wednesday night toll lanes aren’t about that – they’re about guaranteeing a faster ride for those who choose to use the toll lanes.</p><p>“This is a game changing proposition for our highway capacity,” said David Ungemah, a toll-lanes expert with consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:05:33 +0000 David Boraks 21422 at http://wfae.org Expert: HOT Lanes Are About A Reliable Ride, Not Easing Traffic Advisory Board Opposes I-77 Toll Lanes, Seeks Alternatives http://wfae.org/post/advisory-board-opposes-i-77-toll-lanes-seeks-alternatives <p>The Cornelius Transportation Advisory Board on Thursday came out against proposed toll lanes for I-77 north of Charlotte and urged local leaders to push for alternatives for widening the congested highway.</p><p>In a special meeting at Town Hall, the advisory board of local residents unanimously approved a resolution calling tolls a “financial burden” on Lake Norman area residents. The statement also argued that the state’s toll-financed widening plan won’t improve commuting times on I-77.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:15:30 +0000 David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net 18829 at http://wfae.org Advisory Board Opposes I-77 Toll Lanes, Seeks Alternatives As Toll-Lane Plans Advance, HOT Lanes Are A Hot Topic http://wfae.org/post/toll-lane-plans-advance-hot-lanes-are-hot-topic <p></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:35:01 +0000 David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net 17105 at http://wfae.org As Toll-Lane Plans Advance, HOT Lanes Are A Hot Topic