transportation

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...

Fixing Charlotte’s buses is key in addressing upward mobility. But the system is underfunded by millions.

Every morning, 17-year-old Ceyonna Morris takes the No. 21 bus near her home in Davis Lake, a neighborhood in north Charlotte. She rides down to a stop near...

Charlotte took a big step toward its next light rail project. But even supporters say there are major kinks to work out

Imagine one day being able to jump on the light rail in the town of Belmont. From there, you could ride it straight into Uptown, or you could connect to the...

Self-driving cars expected to dominate Charlotte roads by 2030. Here’s how we’ll get there

Charlotte is known as a car-dependent city. Like it or not, we’ve built our community around large parking lots, towering garages and interstate...

Cars keep blocking Uptown bike lane in Charlotte’s newest culture clash

In late April, Charlotte took a big step toward becoming the sort of world-class urban city it so desires to be. Mayor Vi Lyles and a coterie of other city...

Can Charlotte make parking decks more than just wasted space?

Charlotte is a car-dominant city. Automobiles have driven the path of the city’s development, from Ballantyne to Uptown. The bad news for urbanites...