If you’re a regular traveler in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, you’ll want to check out the newly opened expansion of Concourse A. One of its most striking features is a public artwork titled “Interconnected,” which is being billed as the largest data-driven digital public art installation.
The Lynx Blue Line extension from uptown to UNC Charlotte opens in just a month. CATS has been running empty trains on the new light rail tracks since January. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017, a few citizens were the first to try it out, and they’re already imagining the possibilities. I rode along and talked … More First ride on CATS Blue Line light rail extension | WFAE
Author Tom Cotter of Davidson is writing another book about cars – this time about a cross-country trip in a Model T Ford. Cotter leaves Sunday, May 7, 2017, from the start of the old Lincoln Highway in New York City. Along with him are the car’s owner – Dave Coleman – and photographer Michael … More Road trip: ‘Ford Model T Coast to Coast’
A bill calling on NCDOT to cancel a contract to build toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte has died in the state Senate. LINK: June 22, 2016, WFAE.org, “Anti-Toll Bill Grinds To A Halt In Senate“
The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill calling on NCDOT to cancel the I-77 widening project north of Charlotte. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Senate leaders have said they don’t see a need to cancel the project. Read the full story: WFAE.org, House Approves Bill To Kill I-77 Tolls
The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has denied Tesla Motors’ application to sell its electric cars at a new store near Charlotte. Liten to my May 27, 2016, coverage at WFAE: N.C. Says Tesla Can’t Sell Cars At Charlotte Store And if you’re looking for background why Tesla can’t sell cars here, listen to my … More NC says Tesla can’t sell cars at Charlotte store | WFAE
On Davidson Town Day May 7, I had a chance to take the town’s ELF for a spin. That’s E-L-F for electric, light and fun, three words that describe the three-wheeled vehicles made by Organic Transit in Durham. These sleek, recumbent bicycles — the kind you sit down to ride – come with pedals, handlebars and … More Trying out an ELF, a solar battery assisted bicycle | WFAE
Tesla wants to sell electric cars from its showroom in Matthews. But dealers have exercised their right under state law to challenge its dealer application. They duked it out at a 2-day hearing in Matthews this week. There’s a lot at stake here. Here’s my coverage on WFAE, including comments from environmentalist/race car driver Leilani … More With Model 3 on the way, Tesla faces a roadblock from other dealers | WFAE
Local officials are discussing how to save the Lake Norman Transportation Commission, after three of the four member towns voted to withdraw. LINK: Feb. 29, 2016, WFAE.org, ““Lake Norman Transportation Commission’s Future In Doubt”“
A steady stream of residents and town officials came to Davidson Town Hall Monday evening for a look at the proposed 306-unit WestBranch development off Davidson-Concord Road east of town. Lennar Carolinas LLC wants to put a mix of townhouses and single-family homes on land owned by the Westmoreland family. Not surprisingly, traffic was the biggest worry on residents’ minds as … More Lennar proposes 306 homes off Davidson-Concord Rd.