The City of Charlotte will soon acquire a prime piece of property on East Trade St. The deal didn’t involve an exchange of money, but a trade with the federal government. 


The driver of a streetcar that crashed Saturday morning was at fault say Charlotte Area Transit officials. They believe he made a series of mistakes that sent the streetcar rolling down Elizabeth Avenue and into an SUV a few days after the line opened with much fanfare.   

Obama Budget Includes Charlotte Street Car Funding

Feb 3, 2015
City of Charlotte

The Obama Administration’s new proposed budget includes funding for Charlotte’s street car project. City officials have banked on receiving that money to build the street car, but it’s still no sure thing.

Courtesy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

It's time for another radio road trip Along the Great Wagon Road - our series exploring the history of the Charlotte region with Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South.

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The Charlotte City Council approved more than $108 million in new spending Monday night. The money will go to two controversial projects, renovating Time Warner Cable Arena and an extension to the city’s east-west streetcar line.

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Greg, Lisa and Ben discuss media hype over this week's winter storm, the debate over virtual charter schools and Charlotte's latest efforts to build a streetcar extension.

City Spends $12 Million In Hunt For Streetcar Grant

Jan 28, 2014
City of Charlotte

The quest for a cross-town streetcar continues. The Charlotte city council approved spending $12 million last night to pursue a federal grant to fund build-out of the streetcar.

Mayor Cannon, City Council Sworn In

Dec 3, 2013
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Charlotte officially has a new mayor in office. Democrat Patrick Cannon was sworn in, along with the rest of the city council, at last night’s Oath of Office ceremony.

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Charlotte’s two candidates for mayor met for a debate Thursday at local PBS station WTVI. The city’s Capital Improvement Plan and the building of a streetcar were the most contentious topics, as they have been throughout the campaign.

Charlotte's streetcar project is not dead, but its future is in limbo after the city's initial federal funding application was denied.  Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers says there are other grants the streetcar may qualify for, but snagging them could require more investment from the city's taxpayers.