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  1. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I haven't had any problem in Charlotte, but when I was in NOVA it seemed like there was an incident similar to what you've discribed every damn week. Sorry that happened with you and your family.
  2. Charlotte Bike Sharing

    Did you report it to the proper authorities or just beotch about it online?
  3. Charlotte Area Transit System Long Term Transit Plan

    Maybe now, but in 30 years once flying cars are banned because they are taking hard working jobs away from Uber and Lyft drivers a train will be much faster than driving cross town.
  4. 509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Ok, so, it's a 16.7% increase on residential billing which equates to an average of $17.80 per household per NCwarn.org and multiple other news outlets that are/have been reporting on this for months. Newer reports suggest that Duke has lowered the request to 13%. Furthermore, rate hikes are commonplace in the utilities industry, they happen periodically. It's been reported and talked about here how Wells is pushing Duke out of the Power Tower and how more jobs will be moving to Charlotte from Raleigh from the Progress Energy merger years ago. If they want to build their own tower, I don't have a problem with that at all.
  5. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Yeah, they would build a dedicated ROW before they ran trains at that interval. Thinking other wise would be, insanity.
  6. Who added "Legacy Union II" to Wikipedia? It's under "Tallest Pending Construction".
  7. Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    It is from the CSX site.
  8. Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    For your viewing pleasure...CSX track map from https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/maps/csx-system-map/ Also, this link, https://ncdot.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=352556db969240c99a06a179f56b8403 takes you to the NCDOT railmap in ARCGIS which allows you to play with the map and get more detail.
  9. Amazon HQ2

    Probably the best HQ2 related article I have read. Thanks for the post!
  10. Possibility of a New Panthers Stadium

    Sabate doesn't doesn't have enough cash to buy the team, his net worth is 'only' 200-400 million. While the NFL does allow groups to buy teams, the primary owner, like JR is now, is required to own at least 30% of the team. Additionally, the NFL does not allow an owner to borrow money to buy the team, so no Felix. Additionally, more of topic, BOA does not need to be replaced, I posted earlier in the other thread. JR has stated many times prior that when he would sell the team, the contract would include stipulations for the Panthers remaining here. Not sure how that will work out now. But JR does get to pick who he sells to and the other NFL owners just have to approve the sale. On the new owner taking the city/state hostage for a new stadium, between Amazon, the Auto factory, and everything else I am just sick and tired of that crap. It would be great if the states could come together and agree, no more of this incentive crap. If a company wants to move, let them, but let it be for the laws, regulations, atmosphere, and location. Not because the city/state sold it's soul. /End rant
  11. New Panthers Stadium in 2022?

    ^^^BOA is a great stadium, and it does have great amenities for the 'average' person attending games. Renovations are all that are needed, replacing the stadium now or even in 15 years does not help the average NFL attendee. The primary reason a new owner would want a new stadium (THAT WILL BE PUBLICLY SUBSIDIZED) is to increase their revenue through additional box seats, controlling parking, and increased ticket prices. These things don't help the average person who loves taking their family to games, there is not a bad seat in BOA and the huge HD screens make viewing even easier.
  12. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Well crap...
  13. The Bad News Report

    ^^^I find it more laughable that the ransom is only 23 grand. It's like when Doctor Evil is unfrozen in the 90s and wants to ransom the world for a million bucks and they have to tell him that's not a lot of money anymore. Edit: Yes, I know the purpose of the scam is to actually have a relatively low ransom so it "encourages" more people to pay it.
  14. KrispyKreme/JAB Holdings/JAB Beech in Charlotte

    As a Winston native, Damn you Charlotte, first it was Wachovia, now going after Krispy Kreme, what's next Texas Pete?!?
  15. Triad Photo of the Day

    I was/am at Reboot, the arcade bar in DT Winston. Got a good shot of the RJR Building. Which, fun fact receives a Father's Day card every year from an unknown building in NYC.