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Charlotte transit system mulls passenger-rail extension


The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has scheduled a series of public workshops to gather feedback on the possibility of adding rail service along a 13.5-mile corridor running from Uptown Charlotte to Mecklenburg and Union counties, N.C.

CATS is conducting a study exploring multiple modes of transit-rail along the route, which is also known as the Southeast Corridor. Options include streetcar, light rail and commuter rail, agency officials said in a press release.

Workshops will take place Aug. 11 and 13, with two workshops scheduled on the latter date.

After the study is completed in June 2016, a recommendation on rail service will be made to the Metropolitan Transit Commission, CATS officials said.