LYNX Northeast Blue Line Extension plans revised
Posted on 13 Jan 2009 by Justin Ruckman
old route shown in red, <a href=“http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=110785392297458275745.0004605e58ac781f54db7&ll=35.255993,-80.787878&spn=0.028035,0.042915&z=14&source=embed””>view larger version at Google Maps
At last night’s city council meeting, CATS announced a new preferred route for the LYNX Northeast Blue Line extension. It’s not a drastic change, but it keeps the light rail line on the existing railroad tracks for a little over a mile longer, and cuts down on the land that CATS would have to acquire in that area. The new route would save $57 million, and have a greater impact on development around NoDa.