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Charlotte City Council makes two votes on Managed Lanes projects
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Charlotte City Council voted Monday 9-2 to approve the Transportation and Planning Committee's recommendation to endorse the managed lanes strategy, and voted 7-4 to direct their representative to affirm the current strategy to implement managed lanes at the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) meeting Jan. 20.
Prior to the vote, city staff provided council a summary of the key conclusions reached last year, outlined the implications of supporting and not supporting the strategy, and provided information regarding the managed lanes strategy for Charlotte in relation to the upcoming CRTPO vote.
Council also held a public hearing receiving comments from more than 40 speakers on the managed lanes strategy and the vote of Charlotte's representative at the next CRTPO meeting.
Several council members submitted questions to city staff prior to the business meeting for clarification about the projects and strategy in question. The full list of submitted questions can be found here.
More information on the managed lanes strategy