Charlotte : setting the standard for rail transit in mid-sized cities

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dc.contributor.advisor Parker, Francis H. (Francis Haywood), 1938-
dc.contributor.author Brugler, Nathaniel L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-nc en_US
dc.date This research paper examines the planning process that went into the development of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina’s mass transportation plan, as well as the implementation of its initial light rail line. The goal of the paper is to highlight the many best practices used by the city, which lead to the success of this initial light rail line. The four main best practices used by the City of Charlotte include planning well in advance of implementation, the citizens of the city must be on board with the project, strong leadership and bi-partisan support are necessary, and to pave the way to success through the use of a low-cost starter system.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:34:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:34:39Z
dc.date.created 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193710
dc.description.abstract This research paper examines the planning process that went into the development of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina’s mass transportation plan, as well as the implementation of its initial light rail line. The goal of the paper is to highlight the many best practices used by the city, which lead to the success of this initial light rail line. The four main best practices used by the City of Charlotte include planning well in advance of implementation, the citizens of the city must be on board with the project, strong leadership and bi-partisan support are necessary, and to pave the way to success through the use of a low-cost starter system.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.description.tableofcontents Charlotte overview -- The political will for transit -- The 2030 regional transportation plan -- The five transit corridors -- Transit complementary land use -- Transit area station principles -- The LYNX blue line : an immediate success -- LYNX blue line : general information and observations -- Summary of stations/areas served by LYNX blue line -- Summary of positive effects of the LYNX blue line -- Summary of negative effects of the LYNX blue line -- Current issues and next steps.
dc.format.extent 138 p. : digital, PDF file, ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Street-railroads -- North Carolina -- Charlotte -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Street-railroads -- North Carolina -- Charlotte -- Planning -- Case studies.
dc.title Charlotte : setting the standard for rail transit in mid-sized cities en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.U.R.P.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.U.R.P.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1581859 en_US


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