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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    Just add some pavement markings and signage, then the Gold Line could operate in exclusive lanes.
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    Charlotte Weather

    ^The whole system and snow-ice line shifted to the north. This storm is now more of an ice event for Charlotte, heaviest snow between 40 and Virginia, and more snow into Virginia.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    They already expect folks to walk farther between Blue and Gold Lines at CTC station, so I wouldn't put it past them. But if there's one way to change CATS, it's to negatively affect choice rail customers. Just look at the PR fiasco that happened with the bus bridge following Hurricane Michael. If more of their rail customers experienced the poor service their bus customers regularly endure, then maybe there'd be more public pressure for better overall service.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Maybe that's why they're going with 7 floors of parking above grade. Need a huge blank wall for that sucker.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Maybe they need a 7-level deck to relo the light mural on S Church.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    A transfer station would be needed between Blue and Silver. If the latter crosses over on 11th, then the former's existing station at 9th would need to be relocated northward. Otherwise, you end up with stations on Blue closer together than the existing CTC and 3rd St stations.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    ^Virgin Trains USA
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    They should figure out a new name for the system plan update without a year attached. 2025 becoming 2030 becoming 2050 doesn't exactly sell voters on a big funding increase.
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    Charlotte Weather

    2010 did see snow during the day on Christmas, but not Christmas Eve night. Thus, most didn't awake that morning to a White Christmas.
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    Future Skyline Rendering

    The greatest similarity between skylines for Charlotte and Atlanta is their linearity along a north-south axis, though a much longer axis in Atlanta.
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    Pedestrian Shaming in Charlotte

    Those complaining about people crossing away from marked crosswalks have likely driven across empty spaces in a parking lot, as well as walked between their parked cars and building doors outside marked crosswalks in parking lots. Culturally, we accept parking lots as messy places to slow down, since both drivers and pedestrians are expected to interface outside of marked lines. Meanwhile, our society has somehow treated our streets more like predictably lifeless expressways, instead of unpredictably busy shopping centers.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^Open fully with tolls but much cheaper ones than 77
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    ^Winston truly celebrates building patriarchy with the most phallic of skylines.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^Tom Hunter is a walk-up in a low-income area. Folks from there go to work at different times than bankers' hours. And it's Parkwood, not 16th.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^Going from 4 to 1 saves money, but should've built way more parking for the big trucks.