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A recent proposal is aimed at constructing a light-rail system for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Charlotte's light rail system, Red Line, seems to have more and more setbacks the closer it gets to its opening for business.
Light rail in Charlotte created a construction boom as businesses cropped up along the rail route. Light rail may be the answer for North Carolinas bustling cities as it becomes more expensive to buy gas and park in town.
Amtrak’s Carolinian is a light passenger rail that provides locals with the chance to experience an older style of travel along a scenic route that starts in Charlotte and ends in New York.
Senate president Calvin Graves’ conclusion, that North Carolina needed railroads, brought a better connection between the state’s crop producing west and machinery producing east. Results were the founding of cities such as Burlington and creation of conduits for ports such Wilmington’s. The irony behind this beginning is Grave’s concluded political career in his home county and relative anonymity today. Currently, only a highway marker in Yanceyville recognizes his role in the growth of North Carolina’s manufacturing industries’ muscle.