CLT Celebrates Contributions and Terminal Building
Throughout this week
and the year, Charlotte Douglas International Airport will be celebrating the
30th Anniversary of its current terminal building and the Airport’s
contributions to the community.
Since opening in
1936, the Airport has grown from a small, municipal airport to a dominant
player in the aviation industry and the field of flight. It contributes nearly
$10 billion each year to Charlotte’s local economy and more than 100,000 jobs
in the region are directly or indirectly related to the Airport and its
In the ever-changing
aviation industry, CLT continues to adapt and grow. The Airport outgrew its
first terminal in less than three decades and on May 2, 1982, it opened a new,
state-of-the-art, 325,000-square foot terminal building containing two
concourses. In the past 30 years, the terminal building has grown to more than
1.8 million square feet. Today, it contains five concourses, more than 90
retail vendor and concession options and provides millions of passengers their
first impressions of the Queen City.
On Monday, May 21, the Airport partnered
with Wells Fargo to light up the Duke Energy Center Tower in Uptown Charlotte
For more information, click here.
Upcoming Extraordinary Event: Speed Street
Earlier this month,
City Manager Curt Walton declared several events in 2012 Extraordinary Events.
Each Extraordinary Event has the potential to attract thousands of people to a
specific area of the city and garner national or international attention. The
Food Lion Speed Street 600 Festival is the next scheduled extraordinary event which
will be held May 24-26, over the Memorial Day holiday and is expected to
bring more than 400,000 visitors to Center City over its duration. To ensure
that Speed Street is a safe and fun experience, the City will significantly
expand public resources during the event.
For additional information about
the ordinance and other Extraordinary Events, click here.
CATS Extends Services for Coca-Cola 600
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will provide extra services during the Coca-Cola 600 race on Sunday, May 27. Riding CATS is an easy way to avoid congested race traffic and support the City’s clean air initiative. CATS will operate extended services on route 79x Concord Mills Express to Charlotte Motor Speedway. The extra service will start at 1 p.m., with departures every 20 minutes from the Charlotte Transportation Center and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Round trip fare is $7.
For additional information about CATS and its regular and extended services, visit www.ridetransit.org.
Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Throughout Charlotte
Owners of electric vehicles
who are members of the ChargePoint Network still have the opportunity to
re-charge their cars for free through July, at charging stations owned and
operated by the City of Charlotte. This free usage is for a limited time, as it
is covered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. Motorists
using the charging stations can also subscribe to the ChargePoint network to reserve
or check station availability. ChargePoint is the primary network providing
charging station location and availability for electric car drivers.
For station locations and
additional information, click here.
Extension Project Reaches Agreement with NC Railroad
The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR), the Charlotte
Area Transit System (CATS), and Norfolk Southern Corporation have signed lease,
construction, and operating agreements for the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE)
light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor.
The lease agreement outlines the operating and construction
parameters along the 2.7-mile segment such as fair rental value of the
property, construction plan review, lease negotiation and other expenses, and
an adjustment for anticipated future appreciation of the leased property. The agreement allows CATS to move forward with
completion of a final design for the BLE and seek full funding from the Federal
For additional information about the lease
agreement and the BLE, click here.
Watch Your Water to Save Money
your plumbing and your pocket by monitoring your household for moisture.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) suggests that you use your
senses to save cents on your next water bill.
Look - Do you see any
dripping faucets? Check all of your taps including kitchen, laundry, bath
and outside spigots.
Listen - Does your
toilet make a noise or hiss when not being used? Identify toilet leaks by
placing a few drops of food coloring into the tank. Wait 10-15 minutes, and if
you see coloring in the bowl, there is a leak.
Feel - Can you feel
moisture around any pipes under your sinks? Some leaks can be stopped by
simply tightening fittings.
For additional moisture monitoring and water conservation
tips, click here.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. In this episode, learn more about pet
rescue services, CMPD and its homicide support group, Charlotte Housing
Authority’s involvement in resident safety and hear tales from a local tornado
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source
online at CharlotteNC.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel
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