North Corridor Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant
The proposed North Corridor Commuter Rail project is a new 25-mile commuter rail system operating over existing tracks owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) between downtown Charlotte and Mount Mourne, an area immediately south of Mooresville, NC. The rail line runs though the centers of downtown Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville. Improvements to the rail line would include replacement of ties and rail, signalization, protection of at-grade crossings and construction of up to 12 stations and a vehicle maintenance facility (VMF).
The service would consist of 20 – 30 minute headways during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods and hourly service during the remainder of the day. The new service is projected to have 5,000 commuters ride the trains daily to or from Charlotte by 2030. The vast majority of these commuters currently travel by single-occupancy vehicle along I-77, NC-115 (Old Statesville Road) or US-21 (Statesville Road).
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is applying for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for the North Corridor. This grant is part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.
North Corridor Project Schedule
North Corridor Environment Assessment
State Transportation Improvement Program ID Pages
Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR) for City of Charlotte FY2009
North Corridor Project Map
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost Benefit Summary
North Corridor Financial Capacity
North Corridor Cash Flow
Davis Bacon Act