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Silver Line workshops coming Thursday

Get information about the Lynx Silver Line and other possible transit options for southeastern Mecklenburg County during two workshops Thursday.

Charlotte Area Transit System will host a workshop with N.C. Department of Transportation, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.

A second workshop is scheduled 6-7 p.m. at Midwood International & Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave.

Planning for the yet-to-be-designated Silver Line and other potential transit in southeast Mecklenburg County will include a corridor study to determine a vision for rail and other transit services, according to CATS.

The corridor study will focus on a 13.5-mile area along Independence Boulevard, from uptown to the border of Mecklenburg County. The area is among five rapid transit corridors in CATS’ 2030 Transit System Plan, according to CATS. The CATS website describes the Silver Line study area as under re-evaluation. The Silver Line has yet to be officially designated a rail or bus service.

The workshops are an opportunity to take a “fresh look” at transit as the corridor changes, according to a statement from CATS.

Other topics for the workshops are future and existing construction on Independence Boulevard, the Monroe Road streetscape project, and sidewalk and bicycle improvements.

Karen Sullivan: kmsulliv@charlotteobserver.com, 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms

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