A Bright Future for Charlotte: Episode 73

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Today, we're discussing another strange east coast light rail in Charlotte, North Carolina. Just how did the Queen City end up with something more like a light metro than a light rail, and where is their transit going next? All this, after The News.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit Jobs: Chief Financial Officer for BART
  2. [2] Mass Transit: PRT'S Monongahela Incline reopens after state inspection
  3. [3] Charlotte Business Journal: CityNerd's Ray Delahanty on Charlotte: 'World Capital of Sprawl'
  4. [4] Charlotte on Google Maps
  5. [5] American Public Transportation Association: Public Transportation Ridership Report, Third Quarter 2023
  6. [6] Charlotte Area Transit System: Silver Line
  7. [7] Charlotte Area Transit System: Red Line Commuter Rail
  8. [8] Charlotte Area Transit System: Gold Line Extension
  9. [9] WCNC Charlotte: Charlotte city leaders hope to revive Red Line project
  10. [10] Wikipedia: Lynx Silver Line
  11. [11] Charlotte Area Transit System
  12. [12] Wikipedia: Charlotte, North Carolina
  13. [13] Wikipedia: Charlotte Area Transit System
  14. [14] Wikipedia: CityLynx Gold Line
  15. [15] Wikipedia: Lynx Blue Line
  16. [16] CATS System Map
  17. [17] Wikipedia: List of tallest buildings in Charlotte