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Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project Groundbreaking: Dec. 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Contact: Michelle Gutt, 980-322-4421

Who:           U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
                    Mayor Anthony Foxx
What:          Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project 
                    Groundbreaking Ceremony   
When:         Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.    
Where:        Lawn in front of Presbyterian Hospital 
                    200 Hawthorne Lane 
                    Parking is limited. Media trucks should park in the public lots along Elizabeth Avenue.   
Why:           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 and click “Streetcar Project” at the bottom of the page.