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  1. Wish we could land these guys to light up the Matheson St. bridge underpass for the incredible historic artwork installation that was done years ago by a local artist who's name escapes me at the moment. Currently, it needs to be "gently" pressure washed (if that's even possible without damaging the art) an then install white LED's that would flood the embankment murals on both sides of N. Davidson.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Thats problematic. We usually have to defer to Concord to FLL via Allegiant but seats are extremely limited due to the popularity of cost and NS flights. I will say that Concord is MUCH easier to get in and out of so there's that.
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^The entire 277 loop is extremely outdated by about 30 years or so. Choose your exit/entrance points carefully but no matter which you choose, you will more than likely have to fight 2 or 3 lanes of traffic irregardless of the intended route. (Indicator signal activated) Oh, and God forbid anyone lets you over (I'm speaking to you New York plates) because once you are past the point of no return, it's an absolute nightmare to have to find the next exit and backtrack. Anybody else with me on this because Charlotte CAN do better?
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    ^My experience has been that the momentary stops at each "at grade" crossing from say 36th St to UNCC is what is adding to the significant delays. If the crossing arms are triggered down 30 seconds before the train reaches the crossing, what is the need for the complete stop just prior? Are they (drivers) simply anticipating a automobile drive around and being cautious or is this pre-programmed?
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    Good New Restaurants

    Drove past House of Pizza on Central yesterday and found that they only temporarily closed for remodeling. Had some issues with obtaining the wrong permits for remodeling or something to that effect. New banner outside sez "Re-Opening Soon" YAY!! I don't recall seeing the cool retro neon signage so maybe that gets updated as well. Can't wait as I miss my "house special" pizza. num num
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread (no hate please) and indeed initiated a search for both HSR as well as High Speed Rail for SE corridor yielded no results so mods, please feel free to move this to correct thread..... Seems DC and Baltimore have something exciting in the planning stages so my question is for those in the know, is there even a remote possibility for us as a region to connect to this project ending in Baltimore and subsequently get ATL on board in lieu of the planned HSR that will NEVER be built? I'm just throwing this out there because all other options seem light years away. https://www.boringcompany.com/eastcoast/
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    Charlotte Greenway Trails

    I ride rail trail 3x per week all the way down to Clanton and cannot tell you how many times drivers have tried to proceed in front me as well as young mothers w/baby joggers and the like attempting to get across those intersections. I like what West Hollywood installed a few years back. Might just work on South Blvd as well as other wider crossings throughout the city.
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    NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    Thanks Scribe.
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    NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    Hey everyone, was working from home today and heard all this racket on the ACWR tracks. Can anyone tell what this machine is doing? It's extremely loud but if it makes walking the tracks to NoDa proper easier/better, I'm all for it.
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    Good New Restaurants

    OK, that explains it, I thought they were affiliated. Thanks KJH
  11. Although it's not not connecting to Downtown Orlando, Disney's Skyliner is currently under construction to serve four of their five parks respectively. No mention of a Magic Kingdom extension but found it odd that they terminated at EPCOT/BeachClub when the EPCOT monorail station is just a few blocks up the road. pic source: Attractions Magazine
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    Good New Restaurants

    I know it doesn't compare to In N Out, but why are all What-a Burger locations up in Concord/Kannapolis/Mooresville? How were they not motivated to enter the (larger) Charlotte metro area in the 1950's?
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    Charlotte Center City Streetcar Network

    Yeah, thats not gonna work for most folks. Out of towners will probably think they are riding the Blue Line....reallly CLT?
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    Affordable Housing in Charlotte

    ^100% correct. A few years back, my mother-in-law moved into an apartment in the old Garner High School that was renovated for 55+. Fun Fact: she actually attended high school there in the 1940's . There are TONS of empty space around Charlotte that could be utilized for affordable housing, but city leaders need to be just that "leaders" and not followers. It's mid boggling in 2018 to think we have over 16,000 families on a wait list for affordable housing.
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    Transit Ridership Declines in CLT

    ^This needs to be an op-ed in the Observer and subsequently forwarded to John Lewis @ CATS.