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Charlotte, NC - The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department will host a community workshop tomorrow, March 11 to provide an update on the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail construction activities and present the Draft University City Area Plan (UCAP) recommendations to the community for review and comment. The UCAP update includes Transit Station Area Plans for the University City Blvd, McCullough and JW Clay Blvd light rail stations as well as surrounding areas.
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Oasis Shriner’s Temple
604 Doug Mayes Place
Charlotte, NC 28262
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
There will be several project team members representing various City, County and State departments available to answer questions at the meeting. The following is a list of informational resources that will be represented at the meeting. 
 
·         LYNX Blue Line Extension
·         Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
·         Neighborhood & Business Services
·         Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department
·         Northeast Corridor Infrastructure / Engineering 
·         Park and Recreation
·         Small Business Services / DBE / Contract Opportunities
·         Bus Operations
·         Art in Transit
·         Real Estate
·         NCDOT
 
The BLE is a 9.3 mile extension of the LYNX Blue Line that will provide service from Uptown Charlotte to the UNC Charlotte campus and includes 11 light rail stations and four parking facilities. All stations will be serviced by CATS' network of feeder buses. The line is projected to begin operations in 2017. To learn more about CATS and transit planning, please visit www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433.