Tag: light rail

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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Satire: The Light Rail that Thinks it Can

| March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment
Satire: The Light Rail that Thinks it Can

A couple of weeks ago, the Niner Times reported that the light-rail connecting Uptown Charlotte to the University campus will be postponed. The opening, scheduled for August of 2017, will now be held, God willing, in March of 2018. However, this mostly went in one ear and out the other. The overwhelming consensus of the […]

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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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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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The Scoop: Student Government Association update for July 12-26

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Scoop: Student Government Association update for July 12-26

Niners, here’s your bi-weekly Student Government Association (SGA) news update for July 12-26. These past two weeks were all about transportation! On July 15, Student Body President Fahn Darkor and I met with Director of Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) Doug Lape for an update about new initiatives available for students this fall. Here are a […]

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UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

UNC Charlotte has launched a new website in an effort to keep students more informed on the construction of the Light Rail on campus. The website can be found at: lightrail.uncc.edu. The website was launched to give students a single source to access any information related to the construction of the Light Rail. At the website, students […]

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New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

A few projects are presently being undertaken that will affect university traffic in the coming months. Two of the projects being completed are construction to North Tryon Street and construction taking place near the Toby Creek Greenway. Both projects are in preparation of the much awaited light rail system that will soon be serving UNC […]

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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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