Who’s riding the light rail? Here are 10 Charlotteans who have reclaimed their commutes

Who’s riding the light rail? Here are 10 Charlotteans who have reclaimed their commutes
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(Note: This content was co-created with CATS.)

I rode up and down the LYNX Blue Line from 7:45-8:45 a.m. on a weekday to interview 10 people about their day-to-day commuting. Even though many people walk, bike or drive to work, many Charlotteans also depend on the LYNX Blue Line to make it into Uptown.

Not to mention, just having the light rail makes us feel like a real city – and a city that’s becoming more sustainable every day.

Check out these Charlotteans’ LYNX Blue Line commutes to see just how integral this metropolitan resource is.

Kate, Commercial Credit Associate

Neighborhood: South End
Frequency of rides (daily, weekly, monthly or sporadically): Monday-Friday
Length of commute: 20 minutes
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Listening to music

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Daniel, Architect

Neighborhood: Scaleybark
Frequency of rides: Daily
Length of commute: 20 minutes
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Listening to podcasts

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Jerad, Teacher

Neighborhood: Huntersville
Frequency of rides: Twice/week
Length of commute: 15-20 minutes
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Listening to music

via CATS

Photo via CATS.

Robert, Banker

Neighborhood: South End
Frequency of rides: 3 times/week
Length of commute: 5 minutes
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Listening to music

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DeOren, Freelance Photographer & Marketing Associate

Neighborhood: Elizabeth
Frequency of rides: 5-6 days/week
Length of commute: 1.5 hours
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Reading and writing

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Chase, College Student

Neighborhood: University area
Frequency of rides: 3 times/week
Length of commute: Varies
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Listening to music

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Allison, Architect

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
Frequency of rides: She had to drop off her car for repairs, so she opted for the rail trail to get to work.
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Reading

Photo via CATS.

Photo via CATS.

Cedric, Market Risk Consultant

Neighborhood: Browns Cove
Frequency of rides: 4 days/week
Length of commute: 10 minutes
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Reading

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Rachel, Accountant

Neighborhood: South End
Frequency of rides: Daily
Length of commute: 15 minutes
Favorite activity to pass the time while on board: Listening to podcasts

Photo via CATS.

Photo via CATS.

(Note: This story was co-created with CATS.)

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