transportation

Fixing Charlotte’s buses is key in addressing upward mobility. But the system is underfunded by millions.

Every morning, 17-year-old Ceyonna Morris takes the No. 21 bus near her home in Davis Lake, a neighborhood in north Charlotte. She rides down to a stop near...

Charlotte took a big step toward its next light rail project. But even supporters say there are major kinks to work out

Imagine one day being able to jump on the light rail in the town of Belmont. From there, you could ride it straight into Uptown, or you could connect to the...

Self-driving cars expected to dominate Charlotte roads by 2030. Here’s how we’ll get there

Charlotte is known as a car-dependent city. Like it or not, we’ve built our community around large parking lots, towering garages and interstate...

Cars keep blocking Uptown bike lane in Charlotte’s newest culture clash

In late April, Charlotte took a big step toward becoming the sort of world-class urban city it so desires to be. Mayor Vi Lyles and a coterie of other city...

Can Charlotte make parking decks more than just wasted space?

Charlotte is a car-dominant city. Automobiles have driven the path of the city’s development, from Ballantyne to Uptown. The bad news for urbanites...

Big step taken toward new light rail mega-line from Matthews to Belmont. Here’s what still needs to happen

Charlotte is now officially on track to build a new light rail line between Matthews, Uptown and the town of Belmont in Gaston County by the year 2030. But...

How the proposed high-speed train to Atlanta would transform Charlotte

A billionaire is bringing high-speed rail from Charlotte to Atlanta a step closer to reality. For at least two decades, urban planners in the Southeast have...

How Charlotte will handle e-scooters moving forward

Electric scooter ridership continues to be strong in Charlotte. But will they be able to stick around? After a blazing start, the number of people riding Lime...

Pedestrian crossing on the light rail will finally create access from Publix to Sycamore Brewing

One of the biggest issues the Rail Trail faces today is the gap between New Bern Station and East/West Station. It’s an area exploding with apartments,...

Toll lanes are coming to Charlotte commutes. Here’s where all 5 toll projects currently stand

Florida transplants might be used to toll roads, but most Charlotteans are not. North Carolina currently only operates one toll road, but that’s soon to...

Riding a bike around Charlotte sucks. Is it too late to fix it?

Have you ever tried to actually get somewhere in Charlotte on a bicycle? Sure, there are plenty of shaded greenways and quiet streets to get in a cycling...

Why the North Carolina legislature seems to hate big-city transit

If you’re an N.C. city transit planner, you probably have a big question: Why does the General Assembly hate mass transit? For the past three years,...