I’d wel­come a light rail to Gas­to­nia

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

It seems that sev­eral suburbs of Char­lotte are hes­i­tant to en­dorse the pos­si­bil­ity of light rail expansion to their towns de­spite the ever grow­ing traf­fic night­mare that ac­com­pa­nies un­planned and un­co­or­di­nated growth.

An expansion to the air­port and into Gas­ton County ter­mi­nat­ing at the FUSE dis­trict un­der devel­op­ment in down­town Gas­to­nia would be wel­comed. Our grand­fa­thers re­mem­ber when such a tran­sit line did in­deed ex­ist and some por­tions of that old ROW still lie fal­low.

Many of us un­der­stand that an al­ter­na­tive to high­ways is nec­es­sary, and com­muter rail has been demon­strated to be vi­able in other grow­ing U.S. metro ar­eas.

– John Michal­ski, Gas­to­nia

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