transportation

What you won’t see on the road: NC’s rejected vanity license plates

There are three main reasons the NC DMV will deny your request for a vanity license plate. Driving the news: To date, more than 9,000 submissions for vanity...

‘A difficult work environment’: Mayor Pro Tem’s parting thoughts

For all of Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt’s achievements in seven years on City Council, she’s also leaving with frustrations. Officially, the Mayor...

3 tips to navigating the DMV and becoming an official North Carolinian

If you need a new license by the end of this year, you should probably make your appointment now. The first available slot at many locations isn’t...

New light rail would drive development. But what about moving people?

Ask city officials whether the blue line was a success, and the first thing most point to is not ridership: It’s the wave of development along the route....

The long-awaited Gold Line streetcar is here

The extended Lynx Gold Line, stretching from Johnson C. Smith University to Plaza Midwood, opens Monday after a string of delays and controversies....

Stop panicking over gas, Charlotte

This story was last updated May 11 at 4:58pm to include an update from the city of Charlotte. Gas prices are climbing around Charlotte amid a surge in demand...

See the latest renderings of the proposed 29-mile Silver Line

The Metropolitan Transit Commission, CATS’ governing board, has released fresh renderings of the proposed Silver Line, the 29-mile light rail that will...

Sustain Charlotte launches an effort to gain public support for a train to Lake Norman

Local nonprofit Sustain Charlotte launched a petition urging Norfolk Southern to share its tracks for a Red Line commuter line that would connect Lake Norman...

The transit plan that could shape Charlotte’s future — if we pay for it

Imagine riding your bike from Uptown to the Whitewater Center, all on a greenway. Or zipping from Matthews to the airport, all on light rail. Or a modern bus...

Highway construction harmed Black neighborhoods in Charlotte. Now leaders are trying to “untangle” past mistakes

Along Beatties Ford, older buildings slated for redevelopment are being cleared out. Chain-linked fencing has gone up around the vacant lots where construction...

Is Charlotte ready to start ditching cars?

On a recent Sunday afternoon, families strolled along Tryon Street and snapped photos of the freshly painted Black Lives Matter mural on the asphalt. Customers...

Charlotte is piloting corrals where riders are supposed to park their scooters

The city of Charlotte is piloting designated e-scooter corrals, where riders are supposed to park their Lime, Bird, or Spin scooter after they’re done...