CATS UPDATES THE COMMUNITY ON THE CONSTRUCTION
OF THE LYNX BLUE LINE EXTENSION LIGHT RAIL PROJECT
Charlotte, NC - The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is hosting a public meeting on December 5 to provide an update on the LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project, construction impacts and construction activities you can expect to see along the alignment in the near future.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is hosting a public workshop on December 10 to collect input on the three University City transit station area plans
. City staff will also share information about the supporting infrastructure program for the BLE. Input collected at this meeting could result in new recommendations for the future land use of properties within the transit station plan areas and will update the University City Area Plan adopted in 2007.
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church
Project Update Meeting
101 W. Sugar Creek Road
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Oasis Shriners Center
Station Area Plan Workshop
604 Doug Mayes Place
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
There will be several project team members available to answer questions representing various City and State departments at both meetings. The following is a list of some of the departments that will be represented at the meeting.
· Transit Station Area Plans
· 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
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.