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Old 02-29-2008, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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LoL...so what's at Northcross that one might want to take the train to shop? Target? Harris Teeter? Lowes? That's be almost a mile walk to carry groceries back to the line!

Just givin' ya a hard time.
Once the Village of Lake Norman opens there is supposed to be some high end stores. Also a Super Target!
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Have you ridden the MARTA? I have and was less than impressed with the demographics.
Having seen what extending rail/bus service did for Owings Mill, MD (suburb of Baltimore), I'd gladly give up the rail extension to the north and let the folks along Hwy 74 have it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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hey Charlotteans...City Council is goign to DC to start the lobbyign process for federal dollars for the regions light rail system...

email your federal legislators and let them know you support this effort.

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City Council heads to D.C.
Charlotte officials to seek more federal funding for mass transit
LISA ZAGAROLI
McClatchy Newspapers
The Charlotte City Council hits the nation's capital this week, seeking more bucks for light rail and streetcars.

The council's annual lobbying trip to the nation's capital today through Wednesday will be led by Mayor Pro Tem Susan Burgess and City Manager Curt Walton.

The busy agenda includes a meeting with Holland & Knight, the lobbying firm that represents the city's interests in Washington, and receptions with the N.C. congressional delegation, including Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C.

City Council member Edwin Peacock said continuing to build "a phenomenal transportation plan" would help Charlotte thrive economically and avoid problems other fast-growing Southern cities often face.

Councilman James Mitchell said the city plans to convey how much it values the community policing program and community-development block grants. He is also concerned about housing foreclosures.

Mitchell said past visits have been productive: Discussions two years ago helped get money to raze dilapidated housing and build a business park in its place, he said.

The council's trip coincides with a National League of Cities conference. Officials from Kannapolis and Winston-Salem also are scheduled to be in town this week, according to the office of Rep. Mel Watt, a Charlotte Democrat.
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