West Transit Corridor Public Meeting on August 29
(August 16, 2002)
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is developing plans for
rapid transit services along five corridors radiating from central
Charlotte. The light rail route along the south corridor, which
parallels South Boulevard, is pretty well set, but CATS is still
considering various alternatives for the other four corridors.
CATS is having a
series of open house forums in August. The meeting on the west
corridor is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29 at
the Student Life Center at the CPCC West Campus at 3210 CPCC West
Campus Drive. (Take Morris Field Drive from Billy Graham Parkway
east towards uptown. CPCC West Campus Drive is the first street on
considering several alternative alignments. Two alignments being
considered generally follow West Boulevard and Byrum Drive on the
south side of the airport and terminate at Dixie River Road.
Other alignments follow Wilkinson Boulevard on the north side of the
The western line
may be either light rail transit, bus rapid transit, or a
combination of the two.
Plan to attend the
- Take advantage
of this important opportunity to express your views before
project recommendations are made to the Metropolitan Transit
- Learn more about the various alternatives being considered in
- Find out the results of the major investment studies, including
projected costs and potential ridership.
- Learn about the preliminary plans for integrating the various
transit modes in each corridor together in Uptown Charlotte.
- See what has been accomplished to date and discuss your concerns
one-on-one with CATS staff.
Read more about
rapid transit plans and the meetings scheduled for the other three
corridors on the CATS web site at www.ridetransit.org.