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 can find information regarding potential benefits, a project timeline, information regarding accessibility and how to use the Light Rail. There will also be updates from the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) about road closures and other information useful to students on the site.

“We developed the web site to help our campus community understand why the Light Rail is beneficial to individuals and to the University overall,” said Senior Director of Public Relations and News Services John Bland.

Construction is set to complete during the summer of 2017 and should be available for use by the fall semester of that same year.

“The Light Rail further connects UNC Charlotte with Uptown and the neighborhoods along the Blue Line Extension. It helps people connect with our campus,” said Bland.

There will also be information regarding tickets and special passes for students closer to opening.

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Nick Cropper is the News Editor for the Niner Times. Currently, he is a senior pursuing a major in PR and a minor in journalism. Although he has lived in Charlotte for close to four years now, he is originally from Maryland. Contact him at news@ninertimes.com for questions or if you want to pitch a potential story.

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