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MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT: Azania Herron (704) 432-2549

DATE: 4/13/2010
   
PUBLIC MEETINGS ALLOW CITIZENS TO SEE RESULTS OF THEIR SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE DESIGN OF STREETCAR STOPS

Charlotte, N.C. -  As the Charlotte Streetcar Project advances in its 30 percent engineering and design phase, the City of Charlotte Engineering and Property Management (E&PM) and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host a series of public meetings to present the results of your suggestions for the locations and design of future streetcar stops.  You are invited to see the findings and to learn about the Urban Circulator Grant application and associated 1.5 mile starter project, as well as information on technology findings from the Streetcar Technology Showcase held on January 29.

“These upcoming meetings will provide a great opportunity to share new developments on the project and specifically to show the current selections for the stop design and locations, which local citizens were integral in identifying,” said John Mrzygod, civil engineer of E&PM.  “We also look forward to the open discussion that will take place to answer questions and gain even more constructive thoughts from the public for the streetcar project.”

The public is encouraged to attend one of the meetings.  Please note the same information will be shared at all three meetings.

April 20, 2010
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
3601 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 22, 2010
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor, Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

April 27, 2010
Johnson C. Smith University
Sarah Belk Gambrell Auditorium
Charlotte, NC 28216
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The 30 percent engineering and design level for the project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2010.  The proposed Charlotte Streetcar Project line will run 10 miles along Beatties Ford Road near I-85 through Center City along Trade Street, traveling up Elizabeth Avenue and out Central Avenue to Eastland Mall.

To learn more about the Charlotte Streetcar Project, please visit www.charlottefuture.com.