Welcome to the Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project site for supplemental information for the Exempt Discretionary Program Grants (Section 5309) for Urban Circulator Systems.
The Charlotte Streetcar is a key component of the region's transportation plans, and will help build "a livable and memorable Center City." The streetcar will be critical in creating a transit-focused, pedestrian-oriented center city through developing an integrated transportation system of pedestrians, bikes, motor vehicles, transit, parking and land development.
The Streetcar Starter Project is the first 1.5-mile leg of the proposed 10-mile Charlotte Streetcar Project and will provide service to two of the three busiest bus corridors in the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). To implement the Streetcar Starter Project, our proposal seeks $24.99M to supplement local funding. The Starter leg will connect to the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC), a multi-modal facility that houses the CATS primary transfer location between its bus system and the LYNX light rail service. The 1.5-mile segment will serve Presbyterian Hospital (one of two major hospitals serving the Charlotte area), Time Warner Cable Arena, University of North Carolina at Charlotte uptown campus, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government District and the shops and restaurants along Elizabeth Avenue. To learn more about The Charlotte Streetcar Project please CLICK HERE.