• How would a $4 billion Silver Line get funding?

    By: Allison Latos


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mecklenburg County voters said “No” Tuesday to a sales tax increase for the arts, but would they be willing to pay more for another light rail?

    [ALSO READ: How will a new rail line run from Matthews through uptown Charlotte?]

     “I use it to go to work,” said Stephanie Rodriguez, who rides the Lynx Blue Line light rail. “Finding parking uptown is difficult and I don’t want to pay $21.

    Riders in Charlotte have been using the Blue Line for 12 years.

    A Lynx Silver Line would take riders from uptown out to the airport and into Belmont or down to Matthews.

    The obstacle is that it would cost $4 billion.

    In the video at the top of this webpage, Channel 9's Allison Latos digs into the possibility of a Silver Line and the potential cost to taxpayers.

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