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LYNX BLUE LINE EXTENSION ANNOUNCES TWITTER AND FACEBOOK SITES TO ASSIST BUSINESSES AND COMMUTERS THROUGH CONSTRUCTION
 
Immediate Release - Friday, July 26, 2013     
Work crews are now heading into the field to begin relocating utilities and doing advance work ahead of the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) construction scheduled for early 2014. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and the City of Charlotte want you to be involved every step of the way. To do that there are several ways that you can choose to stay informed of project updates, construction plans and future detours. Two new social media sites dedicated to BLE information are now ready for your use to give you the most up to date information and answer your questions.
 
 
Twitter:            https://twitter.com/BLEupdates
 
If you prefer to go online please visit www.charlottefuture.com to connect with BLE project information, rapid transit planning and future construction information. Don’t forget to click on the ‘Notify Me’ icon to subscribe to BLE updates and other transit information.
 
The 9.3 mile BLE alignment will run from Center City Charlotte to the UNC Charlotte campus and include 11 light rail stations and four parking facilities. Daily ridership on the BLE is estimated to be 18,000 when operations begin in 2017.
 
To learn more about CATS and its mass transit plans, visit www.charlottefuture.com or contact CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433.