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Blue Line Extension to Receive Full Funding On October 16th


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#11 natty

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:29 AM

Monroe Rd is fine. It doesn't have to be on 74, just in a position to relief 74 going to Matthews.

Yes South End is getting more development, but to say it wasn't developed before is silly.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

We must have very different definitions of developed, or you are limiting what you consider SouthEnd to only a few blocks. It had some development, but it was not developed. It will still not be what I consider developed even after the current proposals are completed. There is still a lot of empty land or unused land in SouthEnd.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

A monroe road line would be awesome.

<<Can walk to monroe rd/downtown matthews from my house

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

Mass transportation is for transportation, not urban development, although it's a nice side effect. The extension of the blue line makes sense but I want the silver line - 1. it'd be very effective 2. it'd directly benefit me and I'm selfish.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

Yeah a train from the Airport to downtown would trump everything

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

Yeah a train from the Airport to downtown would trump everything

It'd be nice but it really wouldn't have much impact on traffic. It'd move people from the airport to Uptown and probably put the cab companies that barely survive in Charlotte out of business.

People on the west side are not really clogging up our roads during rush hour because few people on that side of town work 9-5 jobs in Uptown or Ballantyne.

Despite that, I'd still love to see an airport line because I'd love to be able to walk to the train station, hop on a train to the airport, and get on my flight without having to deal with parking my car or paying for days of parking.

Anyway, I'm just glad to see that the line is being funded. I hope more follow it in the future. The Blue Line thus far has exceeded ridership projections and with all the new projects being announced, its use will only grow more.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Waiting for the Wilmington Line so I can go to more tailgates...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

Waiting for the Wilmington Line so I can go to more tailgates...


The going rate based on the budget is $123 million per mile of tracks. Got 24 billion dollars? (And some environmental variances?)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

The going rate based on the budget is $123 million per mile of tracks. Got 24 billion dollars? (And some environmental variances?)


:lol: 123 mill per mile? Wow...smh

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

The going rate based on the budget is $123 million per mile of tracks. Got 24 billion dollars? (And some environmental variances?)

That's actually less than I would have guessed.

The cost would be a lot lower though in undeveloped areas. The south line would have cost a lot more than it did if most of it were running through the median of like the extension is.

N. Tryon is going to be a clusterfug while construction is going on.


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