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Old 06-04-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Regional planners ask: What will we look like in 2050? | CharlotteObserver.com

...Just thought it was a very interesting to read and wanted to share, see everyones opinion on our great city and towns in our msa.

Also the mayor of rock hill wants to see light rail come to rockhill. How would that work being in another state. Would sc not help or would they be on board.

 
Old 06-04-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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By 2050 it will still be a dream and light rail running down Independence may just be coming on line.


If we listen to McCrory, we'd never have anymore transportation projects for a longgg time because our 1/2 transit tax won't cover it


Our biggest obstacles will be Count Officials from Gaston @ Rock Hills county. The mayors get it because they run a city: they understand investments. Suburban county officials don't.


Long story short; it's a fantasy. Sim City, if you will.


Meanwhile we could be getting a 40,000 sq. foot ski slope at eastland mall
 
Old 06-04-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Lol I was actually playing sim city earlier. About eastland mall I saw that now were down to the final 2 developers for the mall. Im just curious if its going to revitalize that area.
 
Old 06-04-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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CONNECT our Future This is the planning group.
 
Old 06-04-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Funny that Belmont doesn't want to be a bedroom commuter town for Charlotte when it already is.
 
Old 06-04-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Funny that Belmont doesn't want to be a bedroom commuter town for Charlotte when it already is.
I was thinking that, too.
 
Old 06-04-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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2050 is 40 years away, so anything can happen. The Blue Line's terminus near Pineville is about 20 miles away from Rock Hill, and I honestly don't think extending the light rail that far out would be cost effective. Like the Red Line, a commuter rail would probably best suited for heading out to York County (as well as Gaston, Cabarrus, and possibly Union). At the very least it could connect to the last station of the Blue Line (like the A-train in Denton County, that connects to the Green Line in Dallas), or it would follow the Norfolk Southern railroad into Charlotte (like a replacement of the CATS express buses).
 
Old 06-04-2013, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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McCory is a previous mayor. He started the lightrail. We've had nothing but cuts and delays with Foxx on the lightrail expansion to UNCC. [Which is pretty stupid given where demand is needed and people who would pay to use it] (Airport to downtown, that'll spark growth in the waste land that is known as 74 west)
 
Old 06-05-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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McCory is a previous mayor. He started the lightrail. We've had nothing but cuts and delays with Foxx on the lightrail expansion to UNCC. [Which is pretty stupid given where demand is needed and people who would pay to use it] (Airport to downtown, that'll spark growth in the waste land that is known as 74 west)
O wow I thought mayor fox was go go go for light rail. I have a question though, wouldn't the money that goes for street car be better off going towards light rail. Ive been confused on both terms lately.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 03:46 AM
 
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McCory is a previous mayor. He started the lightrail. We've had nothing but cuts and delays with Foxx on the lightrail expansion to UNCC. [Which is pretty stupid given where demand is needed and people who would pay to use it] (Airport to downtown, that'll spark growth in the waste land that is known as 74 west)
Way off base...Foxx had nothing to do with the value engineering of light rail and has been a strong advocate of the extension. If not for Foxx, I'm not sure the extension occurs given how the Feds continued to revamp requirements and guidelines (density per mile, etc). Fox has been an outspoken proponent of mass transit in Charlotte, much more so than McCrory and to his detriment considering the flack over the street car extension. Public transportation or mass transit (and government anything other than DOD) doesn't generally get a lot of GOP support but McCrory must be applauded for taking a moderate position on the light rail 1/2 cent tax. The words tax and GOP are akin to oil and water so lets not go there....

I think the primary reason McCrory captured the governors office was his moderate position on the light rail and/or mass transportion which swayed many left-center and center leaning voters to support him. Recall the repeal and revote of the 1/2 cents tax in 2007 which would of been the death knell for light rail in Charlotte....both he and Perdue supported keeping the 1/2 cent tax

That aside, light rail to Rock Hill seems a challenge given density requirements, right of ways and cost per mile. However, I hope it gets done and some rail system north of the city.
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