Transportation presentations from Charlotte, January 16

January 22, 2008

Most of the visual presentations from the 21st Century Transportation Committee meeting in Charlotte on January 16, 2008 are now online.  The only omitted presentation is the Urban Congestion video, and we hope to get a link to that up shortly.

Presentations from the full committee (in alphabetical order):

Charlotte Public Transportation (Keith T. Parker) 1-16-2008

NCDOT Transit and Rail State Perspective (Miriam Perry) 1-16-2008

North Carolina Railroad presentation (Scott Saylor) 1-16-2008

Regional Demographics (Jeff Michael) 01-16-08

Regional Roads Committee Report (Bob Morgan and Allen Tate) 1-16-2008

Urban Congestion-City of Charlotte (Jim Humphreys) 1-16-2008

Presentations from the Finance Committee:

DOT Presentation
HF and HTF Budget and Transfers

Presentations from the Intermodal Committee (in chronological order):

6. Charlotte 2030 Transportation presentation to Intermodal Committee (Keith T. Parker) 1-16-2008
7. Norfolk Southern Corporation comments (Robert E. Martinez) 1-16-2008

Note that the Keith Parker Charlotte transit presentation to the Intermodal Committee is a longer version of the one made to the full committee.


Charlotte Light Rail ribbon-cutting Monday

November 17, 2007

I will be in Charlotte Monday, November 19 for the ribbon cutting of Charlotte’s new 9.6 mile Lynx Blue Line Light Rail system. Revenue servce begins November 26, 2007.

I am not sure what festivities Charlotte has planned, but Trelease’s “North Carolina Railroad 1849-1871, the Modernization of North Carolina” reports that when service from Charlotte on the state-funded North Carolina Railroad was extended to Salisbury on January 4, 1855, citizens of Salisbury celebrated with a barbecue and consumed “24 hogs, 16 sheep, 6 beeves, 10 opossums, and 1,400 pounds of bread”,  capped off with a balloon ascension.

 UPDATE: Here are some of the festivities planned for November 24, a free service day for the public. See a picture of light rail line with Charlotte skyline in back.

21st Century website

November 17, 2007

The NC General Assembly’s 21st Century Transportation Committee now has a real website, but as we say, it is under construction.  The menu bar on the left will have links to committee resources and documents.

We’ve got a great graphic on the website put up by our ISD staff covering the committee’s charges: rail, air, bicycle, roads, ports, bridges, and public transportation. The graphic on the upper right represents Charlotte’s 9.6 mile CATS Lynx Blue Line light rail system.

The committee next meets Monday, November 26, 2007, 1 p.m., Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building.