Plans to build a centralized hub that would span two city blocks in downtown Charlotte, N.C. are moving forward. The Metroplitan Transit Commission (MTC) approved the revised municipal agreement between the city of Charlotte and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (MCDOT), originally signed in 2009.
The existing Greyhound station would be demolished to make way for a multi-modal transportation hub. The multi-model hub is part of the city's 2030 transit corridor system plan.
The gateway project would link the Red Line, the city's streetcar Gold Line, and house Amtrak and Greyhound services along the two-block area, near the Lynx Blue Line.
According to Tina Votaw CATS Transit Oriented manager, despite the city’s budget shortfall, the project is independently funded through multiple sources.
"The Charlotte Gateway Station project would be funded through CATS, through our existing half cent sales tax, and that is not affected by the discussion underway right now at the General Assembly," she told NBC Charlotte.
Votaw says the facility could be ready by 2018-2019.