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LAKE NORMAN LIGHT RAIL: $2.3M study

wsoctv.comBy:Mark Barber

Leaders will vote Wednesday night whether to scrap a $2.3 million study to bring light rail to Lake Norman.

Transportation leaders originally hoped the Red Line could use the Norfolk-Southern line that runs through Lake Norman. Since Norfolk-Southern has said that plan won’t work, CATS is now looking for another place to build the line, which would run from uptown Charlotte through Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson.
Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla is pushing back against the $2.3 million study to find another

project with his vote Wednesday night.

route. He said he’d rather see the money go toward improving bus service on Interstate 77.

Aneralla sits on the Metropolitan Transit Commission and he hopes to kill further work on the project with his vote Wednesday night.

Channel 9 past coverage on LYNX Blue Line Extension:

If the proposed rail line doesn’t get enough support during the crucial meeting, the project will be over.

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