FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 10, 2012
Contact: Michelle Gutt, 980-322-4421
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
Mayor Anthony Foxx
Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Lawn in front of Presbyterian Hospital
200 Hawthorne Lane
Parking is limited. Media trucks should park in the public lots along Elizabeth Avenue.
The Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project will begin construction in December 2012. The Starter Project consists of 1.5 miles of track from Presbyterian Hospital to the Charlotte Transportation Center. The estimated cost is $37 million, with $24.99 million funded through a federal U.S. Department of Transportation Urban Circulator grant. The remaining $12 million will be funded by the City of Charlotte. Passenger service is anticipated to start in 2015. For more information on the Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project, visit charlottefuture.com
and click “Streetcar Project” at the bottom of the page.