Oct 30, 2021
Regional transit, resdistricting, midterm elections + more
On this week's episode of Flashpoint, WCNC Charlotte's Ben Thompson talks to Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt about the transformational mobility plan and ARPA funds that City Council approved. Last week, the council was updated on the Transformational Mobility Network, or TMN, a multi-pronged plan for transit and transportation. The plan includes having 110 miles of rapid transit corridors like the light rail, 140 miles of bussing, 115 miles of a greenway system, 75 miles of a bicycle network, and more.
Next, a former Union County GOP chair speaks on the redistricting process in North Carolina. Dan Barry echoed the demand for a big-picture approach to transit issues, that involves all stakeholders. "We need a serious conversation with the General Assembly, in the urban core, in the feeder areas, about how to get employees to employers, or labor to manufacturing, in an efficient way," Barry said.
All of this and more on Flashpoint, only on WCNC Charlotte!