Posted on 29 September 2008.
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If you’ve tried to fill up your car’s tank lately, you may have noticed that some area filling stations are out of gas. Over on my blog, I’m collecting information about Davidson-area gas stations. Check the map, or help out by adding info about which ones have gas and which don’t. Anyone should be able to edit this map and add their own information. Together we’ll be able to figure out where to find the gas we need!
[updated 10/3] Today the Exxon at exit 30 had gas, as did the both Cashions on Catawba avenue.
Posted in Business, News, Transportation
Posted on 17 September 2008.
Traffic lights are now operating at Griffith and Beaty streets.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has turned on traffic signals at the intersection of Sloan, Beaty and Griffith streets. For now, the lights will operate on a timer, Davidson public works director Doug Wright said Wednesday.
The signal had been installed in late July and was supposed to have been operational by mid-August. But it was held up by a delay in striping the stop lines and lanes at the intersection, Mr. Wright said. Read the full story
Posted in Planning & Development, Public safety, Public works, Traffic alerts, Transportation
Posted on 12 September 2008.
CATS chief Keith Parker: "No decision yet" on funding for north corridor or northeast line. (David Boraks photo)
By DAVID BORAKS
The proposed North Corridor Commuter Rail Line has long been seen as a service for people commuting to jobs in downtown Charlotte. But as Lowe’s Cos. Inc. and other large employers expand in Mooresville, two-way commuting could give ridership a big boost, transit planners said at a public meeting Davidson Thursday night. Read the full story
Posted in Commuter rail line, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, Transportation
Posted on 11 September 2008.
Updated Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, 2:45 p.m.
A new traffic light installed this summer at Griffith and Beaty streets may not begin regular operation until around Thanksgiving, three months later than originally planned. The town’s public works chief said he is in negotiations with the state Department of Transportation, which manages Griffith Street, about postponing the light’s operation until repaving and other roadwork is completed on Griffith Street. Read the full story
Posted in Public safety, Town Hall, Traffic alerts, Transportation
Posted on 08 September 2008.
CATS holds a North Commuter Rail Line project update meeting Thursday at Town Hall.
It’s a busy week ahead in Davidson, with lectures, public meetings, sports and a marathon film screening. The Town Board holds its monthly meeting Tuesday (at an earlier time, 6 p.m.), where it will vote on a minor change in the way developers may make payments in lieu of building affordable housing. The board also is being asked to vote on a revised master plan for the Summer’s Walk subdivision off N.C. 73 to incorporate a big development last week, Mecklenburg County’s agreement to purchase 90 acres of wetlands and surrounding property. On Thursday, Town Hall will host Charlotte Area Transit’s public update meeting on plans for the North Commuter Rail Line. Read the full story
Posted in Arts, Calendar, Commuter rail line, Davidson College
Posted on 28 August 2008.
Davidson Mayor John Woods is on a campaign to make sure transportation planners in Charlotte don’t forget about the North Corridor Commuter Rail Project. The issue came up at Wednesday night’s monthly meeting of the Metropolitan Transit Commission in Charlotte, when Mayor Woods asked Charlotte officials why the north line hasn’t been mentioned in key reports. Read the full story
Posted in Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Huntersville, Planning & Development, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 27 August 2008.
Mayors wonder: Can towns still cooperate on transit and roads?
A proposed interlocal agreement to form a regional transportation planning body among Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius and Mooresville is dead, and the four towns’ mayors are discussing other ways to jointly lobby for road and transit funding in north Mecklenburg and south Iredell. Read the full story
Posted in Commuter rail line, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 26 August 2008.
Charlotte Area Transit System plans two public meetings in September to give citizens an update on planning for the North Commuter Rail Line, or Purple Line. The transit agency invites people to hear the latest project information, offer comments and questions at meetings Sept. 9 in Charlotte and Sept. 11 at Davidson Town Hall. Details below.
Read the full story
Posted in Commuter rail line, Transportation