Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Transit Time, a weekly newsletter produced in partnership by the Urban Institute, The Charlotte Ledger and WFAE.
On the surface, Charlotte — a fast-growing, finance-powered, landlocked metropolitan region — might appear to...Read more
Leaders in the Charlotte region are finalizing the details of the first coordinated transit plan to go well beyond the city limits, a document they hope to adopt this fall.
Connect Beyond, a 12-county initiative led by the Charlotte Area Transit System and the Centralina Regional Council, will release its full report on Monday. The ...Read more
The pandemic has transformed so much about the world, including how we work, where we work, and how we commute. As a result of these shifts, Charlotte area transit use has fallen to less than 50% of pre-pandemic levels.
And while debates continue on whether these effects are permanent or temporary, city planners are pushing for transit expansion.
The ambitious “Charlotte Moves...Read more
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Charlotte-area leaders released their preliminary recommendations Thursday for how to build the region’s first unified transit system, but they’ll keep wrestling with what could be the thorniest issue: How to pay for it.
The Connect Beyond initiative, a joint project between the Charlotte Area Transit System and the Centralina Regional...Read more
After the City Council narrowly approved the 2040 plan, Charlotte leaders are turning from questions of how we grow to another key part of the city’s future: how we move around.
Ambitious transit plans that call for a new sales tax funding the Silver Line east-west light rail, the stalled Red Line to...Read more
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With smaller employers returning to the office and the big banks bringing...Read more
Does where you live — and what jobs you have access to — influence whether you work, and how much you earn?
The long-held “spatial mismatch” theory posits that inner city unemployment and poverty has been driven in large part by the increasing physical separation of inner city residents from job opportunities, as suburbs boomed and employers dispersed away from urban cores. As Black...Read more