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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    And charging for parking during the big race weekend is a such brilliant PR move!
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    Charlotte area population statistics

    Those numbers are for city, not metro. And like Detroit, Charlotte may soon face a similar struggle. I'd bet no one then ever thought development patterns would dramatically shift metropolitan growth outside city limits. Given how difficult the NC Legislature has made annexation, Charlotte may be looking at America's largest generation increasingly moving outside its limits in coming decades. All of the yuppies enjoying new apartments may consider housing farther from work, when they form families, especially if CMS can't offer better options outside the overpriced south wedge. Outside the booming core of apartment projects, 2020 complete-count numbers may also detail how much of the city's growth is actually from larger family-size, working-class households living in Charlotte's middle-ring cresent, compared to the increasingly graying, empty-nester south wedge.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^Many parkers in University City will be surprised to learn their "Speedway Shuttle" roundtrip tickets (even multiple ones for a family) won't cover their parking. $hitty move, CATS.
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    ^Use this time during the waning administration to plan big. Then vote in 2020 to build big.
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    The Good News Report

    ^Given all the new heads, is per capita income up or down?
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    ^All-day, limited-stop bus service between Gastonia and Charlotte would be a great start.
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    Learning from Other Places

    ^Just run a circulator loop around WaiKiki to/from Ala Moana
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    ^No, battery operated at Square
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Just open the data, and the market will generate better apps. Easy, no-cost solution for CATS.
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    Providence Road Development

    Walking comfort along the thoroughfare is the limiting factor. Most development doesn't have enough critical mass and sizable frontage (ideally both sides) to change the walking experience along a highway arterial. A stroad-like highway can be too much for any good urban design to overcome.
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    Providence Road Development

    Because it fronts friggin Providence Rd (16). Even Baxter Village has highway services near the highway (160). Birkdale has parking along its highway (73). And Metropolitan has a Wendy's (off 277).
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    Charlotte area "ring cities"

    ^Gastonia, Concord, and Statesville all have independent transit systems.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    CATS has facility crews. Call 704-336-RIDE or email [email protected] to request targeted maintenance.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    ^That's what public funding gets you these days. Hopefully, joint development (or a private partner) results in a grander design for Charlotte.
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    CATS Long Term Transit Plan - Silver, Red, Airport Lines

    ^Costs society? How quaintly Canadian.