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Media update for Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:15 pm
CMPD Update:

  • A Mobile Field Force Officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department discovered two concrete cylinders on a bridge overpass at 700 S. Tryon Street. This particular overpass covers I-277. Detectives with the CMPD are investigating the incident.  Anyone with information with regard to these cylinders is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
  • The CMPD would also like to remind the public to call 9-1-1 if they see or hear anything suspicious.
Public Transit

  • Remember, starting Monday, September 3, CATS will be operating from the temporary transit center at Third and Mint Streets.
  • Also on Monday, September 3, the LYNX Blue Line will stop at the Stonewall Street Station.

Two-car trains operating all day
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.  30 minutes (2 trains per hour)
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  20 minutes (3 trains per hour)
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  10 minutes (6 trains per hour)
7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.  15 minutes (4 trains per hour)
Last train departs from Stonewall at 1:00 a.m.

  • LYNX riders can transfer from the train to other bus routes at the Carson Street Station.  Buses will connect riders to the temporary transit center.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Customer Service Center at the temporary transit center or at a ticket vending machine.
  • For your safety, never cross in front of a bus or train.

Public Safety

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department provided water stations during the Coalition Parade in Uptown Charlotte. Water stations will also be provided in the free speech area located in Marshall Park and other areas throughout the week.
  • With so many people walking in Uptown, CDOT has issued the following safety reminders:
  • Walk on the sidewalk. If there isn’t one, walk on the road shoulder facing oncoming traffic.
  • Always cross at intersections or pedestrian crosswalks. If you must cross elsewhere, check both ends of the street for traffic and cross the road at a right angle.
  • See and be seen. Before crossing a street, always make sure the motorist has seen you and will let you pass. Factors such as sunlight, rain, snow, darkness, parked vehicles and glare from another vehicle’s headlights can adversely affect a motorist’s vision.
  • Wear bright colors at night. Bright clothing or accessories with reflective strips can help you be seen from a distance at night when a road user’s visibility is diminished.
  • Look both ways. Always look left, then right, then left again before crossing the street.
  • Remember, there is no on-street parking in Uptown Charlotte.
Information for Residents and Visitors

  • The City’s specially-created web site (dncinfo.charlottenc.gov) continues to see an increase in traffic as site visitors access information related to City and County services. The public is encouraged to continue to visit the site for regular updates related to City and County operations.
  • The DNC Call Center (704-391-4760) is open and available to answer questions about DNC-specific events and activities.
  • Call 311 for information about City and County operations and services. 311 has extended its hours and is open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Remember to visit DNCinfo.CharlotteNC.gov for the latest updates on City and County operations and services. Recent updates include a full listing of public parking options in uptown, new access maps for the Ballantyne area, public transit information for Labor Day and convention week and more.