transit

From Charlotte to Asheville and Wilmington on Amtrak’s new proposed train routes

A new proposal from Amtrak means that you could soon travel from the Carolina coast to the city of Charlotte to the mountains by train. Driving the news: In...

Charlotte’s big transit plans could be a tough sell for north Meck

Regardless whether it winds up on a ballot this year, Charlotte’s big transit proposal will face heavy opposition in north Mecklenburg towns —...

Charlotte’s big transit vote could get pushed to 2022

The latest kink in Charlotte’s plan to fund an ambitious transit network is that the proposal might not even make it onto the ballot this year because of...

Scooters are returning to Charlotte this weekend

When businesses started to close in March, scooter companies in Charlotte quietly collected their hundreds of little electric vehicles from city sidewalks and...

5 reasons people don’t walk more in Charlotte

Since I moved to Uptown last month, I’ve been walking a lot more. In the past, I’ve been pro-car. I was the type who’d veto a bar in the...

CATS unveils possible light rail routes to Pineville and Ballantyne

For a year and a half, Charlotte Area Transit System CEO John Lewis has been saying it’s critical for the city to bring the light rail to Pineville and...

Charlotte’s Gold Line streetcar to close until 2021

Charlotte’s streetcar will soon close for more than a year. Charlotte Area Transit System announced Tuesday that the city’s Gold Line would shut...

3 big decisions for the future of Charlotte transit

For more than a year, the Charlotte Area Transit System has been rethinking its approach to the next decade of transportation. These big ideas are starting to...

Why the North Carolina legislature seems to hate big-city transit

If you’re an N.C. city transit planner, you probably have a big question: Why does the General Assembly hate mass transit? For the past three years,...

Why Lake Norman opposes new commuter rail plans

With how bad the traffic gets on I-77, you’d think that people who live up in the Lake Norman area would be desperate for any kind of mass transit to...

Could light rail actually make it to Ballantyne one day?

Trying to drive around Ballantyne during rush hour is miserable. That’s not news. For years, Charlotte transit planners have recognized that there needs...

Op-Ed: Light rail development is failing in University City. Here’s why

Can someone please explain why a mammoth, 32-pump Circle K is squatting on North Tryon on a parcel large enough for 100 workforce...