I’d welcome a light rail to Gastonia
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