Public Gives Overwhelming Approval For New Rail Lines To Lake Norman and Gaston County


Yesterday the city of Charlotte concluded the last of their 10 community engagement meetings for the Lynx Red Line and Lynx West Corridor studies.

Those that attended the meeting had an overwhelmingly positive opinion about both new rail lines, and many even suggested that the Lynx West Corridor should be extended past the airport into Gaston County.

Most of the questioning revolved around “when” the transit corridors would be developed rather than “if” or “why” they should be. The biggest obstacle that the city now faces is funding, as the two new lines are estimated to cost between $5-$7 billion.

CATS and its consulting partners hope to present a summary of the 10 community meetings by the Spring of 2018, and potentially also the designs for the new Lynx Silver Line (down to Matthews), if they can find enough funding.

CATS expects to finalize their studies and recommendations for the north and west Lynx lines by late 2018.

What do you think about the new Lynx rail lines?

Which do you think is the most important – the Silver Line (to Matthews), Red Line (to Lake Norman), or the West Corridor line (to the airport)?