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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^or still acquiring parts on a not yet closed out federal project. Using other people's money comes with red tape.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^inner right lane of 277
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    4th St is one block from Trade St. But since the buses will be south of 4th and streetcar around the corner, it would be well over a block. Blue Line and Gold Line are about 450 feet apart now at CTC, and it's not an easy transfer to make daily. Gold Line to Gateway buses will be roughly twice as far.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    True, but even regional express fare is still half the cost of tolls in one direction or for a round trip. Comparing one-way tolls to round-trip fares is an exaggeration that they are the same price.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    Or over a block from CityLYNX Gold Line, which just proves it never really was about transportation
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    $6 round-trip for Express Bus to Lake Norman Towns in North Mecklenburg. $18 round trip for Express Lane motorists round-trip to Mooresville. CATS doesn't operate north of Davidson. So more like double (N Meck) or triple (Mooresville) what bus riders pay. Granted, still seems fair, given the bus ride can also be twice as long or longer than the 45+mph drive.
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    Grand Bohemian Hotel – 15 Floors – 254 Rooms – Boutique Hotel

    Charlotte's cheap lipstick looks better from afar
  8. ^between Brookshire and Freedom providing quick access to Rozzelles Ferry and Tuckaseegee
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    Charlotte Weather

    Hugo was a wind event. Florence is a rain event. This slow-moving storm will result in record flooding far inland.
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    ^Ridership is always included in the MTC Agenda packets (August summary has July ridership) on the final pages of the PDF: http://charlottenc.gov/cats/about/boards/Pages/mtc.aspx For July, local bus was down 9%, while rail was up 64% from last July.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^Mecklenburg doubles its rate, while surrounding counties (likely only Gaston and Cabarrus) start paying at the rate Mecklenburg has since the end of the last millennium.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Lake Norman foolishly trusted their officials to treat them equally. But ultimately, there was outrage, and it changed everything from mayors to the governor. Atlanta added free-lane capacity before adding toll lanes. There is no project similar to 77, where the first widening is tolled. When only one firm replied to NCDOT that should've been the red flag. Charlotte will own this mistake and pay for it.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^only south of Tremont
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^There has always been opposition to not adding a third general purpose lane like all other freeways in Mecklenburg.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^If you knew no one liked your project, would you be motivated to work quickly?