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Charlotte people....What's the latest news on the light rail?


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#1 Hotsauce

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:32 PM

I lived in Charlotte when they first opened the light rail....this was many years ago....
I was pretty pumped when it opened, even though I didn't live uptown.

Have they expanded?
Where are they expanding?
Is it being ran well?

Pray to God it doesn't become MARTA

#2 Jase

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

Next leg is extending the current line to university. Work begins this year, I believe.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

Works fine and meets the need. I hope it doesn't become marta either.

Rare if not impossible trivia. I rode both lynx and marta on their inagural openings.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:16 PM

I sat next to an elderly Puerto Rican man on the subway yesterday. We made fun of fat people and loud black women. Good times.

#5 mr beauxjangles

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

MARTA and Charlotte's Lynx LR are so different in so many ways it's not even worth comparing. Don't worry about it "becoming MARTA."


#6 Chimera

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Well construction started in Feb 2005 and 8 years later there are 9.6 miles of operational light rail.

Yeah I don't think we have to worry about it being MARTA in our lifetimes. Our great-great-great grandchildren may see that.