Projects & Transit Planning

Header graphic for the LYNX Red Line

However, continuing implementation challenges and strategies related to Norfolk Southern's passenger rail policy make the LYNX Red Line commuter rail difficult to implement. Despite these difficulties, the communities in North Mecklenburg County maintained a strong desire for rapid transit service and increased mobility.

The Recommendation:​

The LYNX Red Line will connect the towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Mooresville and Huntersville to Center City Charlotte at the proposed multimodal station in Charlotte Gateway District. During extensive public outreach, communities in the Northern towns indicated a desire for more frequent service, like light rail or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The LYNX Red Line Commuter Rail is the current North Corridor Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA). However, until the Norfolk Southern passenger rail policy changes there is no path forward. To meet the public's desire for rapid transit services and increased mobility,CATS staff recommended the following strategy during the January 2019 Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) meeting:

Graphic showing LYNX North Corridor short term, medium term and long term recommendations. Short term: Village Rider and Express 


 Graphic showing I-77 BRT PROPOSED PROJECT ELEMENTS, that include New or Expanded Park and Rides/Stations at Mooresville, Langtre

 View CATS MTC 2030 System Update Presentation ​

Current Status of North Corridor Transit:

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