CATS should build that uptown tunnel
CATS’ choice to build a bypass for the Matthews/ Independence light rail link is full of can’ts.
CATS says it can’t tunnel one mile uptown. CATS says it’s too expensive. But is land acquisition and building tracks for multiple miles really cheaper?
Most importantly, CATS can’t bring Matthews line riders into the center of the city.
CATS needs to take a risk. Tunnel to the center of the city. Bring transit cus- tomers where they want to go – to work, restaurants, events, museums. Don’t bring them to Uber or Lyft or make them walk from the outskirts of uptown.
– Lib Willard, Charlotte