MTC Advances the LYNX Red Line

Jayla Gittens

September 29, 2022 
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MTC Advances the LYNX Red Line 

Charlotte, N.C. – The Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) unanimously approved the progression of the Charlotte Area Transit System's (CATS) 2030 System Plan specifically the advancement of the LYNX Red Line.  Through this approval, the FY2023 Capital Investment Plan will allocate $5 million for the advancement of the LYNX Red Line. The advancement will include public outreach, updated design, confirming the proposed alignment into Uptown and continued coordination with Norfolk Southern for use of their existing rail line. 

The LYNX Red Line is a proposed regional commuter rail line that will connect Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville to Uptown Charlotte. The LYNX Red Line serves as a vital part of the 2030 System Plan that would strengthen the connection between Center City Charlotte and the Northern region. 

"Transit is at a pivotal moment; we have an unprecedented opportunity for federal funding that can advance the Charlotte landscape," said CATS CEO John Lewis. "It's crucial for CATS to utilize this opportunity and plan ahead as the Charlotte region continues to grow."  

For questions or concerns, community members can speak to CATS Customer Service at 704-336-7433(RIDE).  


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