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Old 09-20-2012, 09:36 AM
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Here's my personal opinion on CAT's future funding for rail.

First, the bad news...


Now the good news...
"You must spread some reputation around before giving it to urbancharlotte again"

Thanks urban, for the detailed reply
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:38 AM
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The last time I heard anything regarding the Silver Line, it was that they were dropping Light Rail/Bus Rapid Transit from Independence Blvd, and instead creating a HOT lane down center that would be shared with buses that use the same route. I think one agency has stated that Monroe road should use Street Car instead, which I disagree with. I think what they need to do is utilize the CSX railroad right-of-way for Light Rail, all the way down towards Matthews. In the other direction, it would run all the way to the future Gateway Station (which is where the current Greyhound Station is) and then commence to following the railroad line to the airport. Another option is instead of Light Rail, they use Heavy Rail instead, but also extending it to downtown Monroe and downtown Gastonia. However, I doubt that will happen anytime soon, especially how the folks in Iredell County are very resistant to mass transit.
I had heard/read the same things. I think a bus line (in lieu of a proper rail line) would be a HUGE mistake.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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I have not problem with efficiency, but how do you know what works and doesn't work.
Good Lord. When was the last time you rode on CATS transit? If you have done so please describe the details. I'd like to hear it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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The last time I heard anything regarding the Silver Line, it was that they were dropping Light Rail/Bus Rapid Transit from Independence Blvd, and instead creating a HOT lane down center that would be shared with buses that use the same route. I think one agency has stated that Monroe road should use Street Car instead, which I disagree with. I think what they need to do is utilize the CSX railroad right-of-way for Light Rail, all the way down towards Matthews. In the other direction, it would run all the way to the future Gateway Station (which is where the current Greyhound Station is) and then commence to following the railroad line to the airport. Another option is instead of Light Rail, they use Heavy Rail instead, but also extending it to downtown Monroe and downtown Gastonia. However, I doubt that will happen anytime soon, especially how the folks in Iredell County are very resistant to mass transit.
Gastonia got on this several years ago. Setting up light rail from Gastonia to Charlotte could cost $300 million | rail, gastonia, charlotte - Local News - Gaston Gazette
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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This project is never ever, never ever, never ever going to happen. Gastonia, like all the surrounding counties around Mecklenburg has absolutely no interest in funding a train to Charlotte. The MTC, rightfully so, has made it absolutely clear to these governments that the Mecklenburg taxpayer won't bear the burden of paying for trains to these exhurbs.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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This project is never ever, never ever, never ever going to happen. Gastonia, like all the surrounding counties around Mecklenburg has absolutely no interest in funding a train to Charlotte. The MTC, rightfully so, has made it absolutely clear to these governments that the Mecklenburg taxpayer won't bear the burden of paying for trains to these exhurbs.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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I don't read web links posted without some sort of explaination as to why it applies here.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I don't read web links posted without some sort of explaination as to why it applies here.
It concens the Gastonia train.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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It concens the Gastonia train.
In what regard?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Good Lord. When was the last time you rode on CATS transit? If you have done so please describe the details. I'd like to hear it.
Lynx this weekend (many weekends, DNC week, Panthers games, etc), it was great...again good gosh, when was the last time you did anything regarding CATS. Basically, your contribution to any mass transit system or public project discussion is gov=waste, taxpayer burden, etc....tired, old and outdated...yawn.
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