“Green” Line to UNC Charlotte might be delayed
Posted on 16 Sep 2009 by Justin Ruckman
The 11-mile Lynx Blue Line extension to University City might not be finished until 2019 – six years later than the Charlotte Area Transit System planned two years ago.
The project may be delayed to give the transit system more time to pay for it.
CATS had projected the half-cent transit sales tax would generate $76 million in fiscal year 2009. Instead, it only produced $62 million.
“If the sales tax recovers, we can revise this,” said CATS interim chief executive John Muth. “I’m not saying the schedule is 2019. But we’ve had to revise it a little bit.”
Read more by Steve Harrison at the Observer.