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Charlotte CATS Gets the Green Light For Silver Line

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The Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) voted unanimously this week to proceed with plans to build another LYNX line that would travel alongside Highway 74 between CPCC's Levine Campus in Matthews and the intersection of Park Street and Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont, with stops in uptown Charlotte and near the airport along the way. It's now up to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to update plans for the so-called Silver Line.

The objective of the new Silver Line is to ease vehicle traffic on I-85 and Highway 74. Unfortunately, it won't happen overnight. It's projected that the new line would not be completed until 2030.

The current Blue Line has proven itself to be a useful resource for many people. If ever there was a worthwhile investment for the future of the growing Charlotte region, it's more mass transit.