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Light rail almost ready to ride

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail almost ready to ride

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Students returning to campus this fall will be pleased to discover an ‘almost’ complete light rail station. Throughout the summer, construction has been ongoing across from Wallis Hall in preparation for the station’s opening this spring. The LYNX Blue Line extension was originally slated to begin operations this month, but “construction coordination challenges” postponed […]

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Photos: Light rail construction

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

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UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million grant to establish transportation research center

UNC Charlotte will lead four other universities in the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) where they will research transportation. The University received a $7.7 million grant for the center from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). UNC Charlotte is one of the 32 universities that was awarded to develop centers. Approximately […]

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Transportation Fair encourages eco-friendly methods of transportation

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Transportation Fair encourages eco-friendly methods of transportation

The second annual Transportation Fair was held in the College of Health and Human Services quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5. At the event, students and staff learned about different transportation options on campus. The event was part of UNC Charlotte’s Sustainability Week. The Transportation Fair encouraged students and faculty to use […]

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Panthers defeat Packers, stay undefeated

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Panthers defeat Packers, stay undefeated

The Carolina Panthers welcomed the Green Bay Packers to Bank of America Stadium Sunday afternoon for a matchup between the top two teams in the NFC. Despite a fourth quarter rally from the Packers, the Panthers were able to grab the 37-29 victory to improve to 8-0 on the year. Cam Newton threw for three […]

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What we learned: Panthers at Seahawks

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
What we learned: Panthers at Seahawks

The Carolina Panthers had perhaps their biggest win in the Ron Rivera coaching era this weekend, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 27-23 in a dramatic come from behind victory. The win moved the Panthers to 5-0 and thanks to an Atlanta loss, put them in sole possession of first place in the NFC South. Here are […]

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New app allows Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
New app allows Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking

Charlotte Area Transit System, commonly known as CATS, has released a mobile app called “UNCC NextRide” which provides users a real time transit feed for Campus Shuttle buses and SafeRide evening safety transport. NextRide provides the tracking on a map with arrival predictions, schedules and service alerts. Routes, schedules, arrivals and bus movement can be […]

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Federal government partners with Charlotte to fund lightrail

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Federal government partners with Charlotte to fund lightrail

At the ground breaking of the LYNX Blueline extension on Thursday, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff talked about how “this project is all about partnership.” “The Federal Transit Administration, the State of North Carolina and the business community are instrumental partners as we work to complete the vision of connection the region with rapid transit […]

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Streetcars in Charlotte: With no support from the federal government, is Mayor Foxx taking his streetcar project too far?

| February 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Streetcars in Charlotte: With no support from the federal government, is Mayor Foxx taking his streetcar project too far?

Charlotte mayor, Anthony Foxx, recently gave his State of the City Address. In his address, Foxx proudly pointed out the positive changes he has seen in the Queen City throughout his time in office. He also discussed some of the problem areas and noted a few changes he feels need to be made in order […]

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State approves funding for campus light rail extension

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
State approves funding for campus light rail extension

Thursday, April 19, 2012, local leaders and state representatives gathered in front of the Bioinformatics Building to celebrate the final agreement for the state to provide 25 percent of the budget for the Blue Line Extension (BLE) project. This project will bring the light rail transit to the main campus of UNC Charlotte. Charlotte Mayor […]

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