CHARLOTTE, N.C. — City, county and state transportation officials are set to meet Wednesday to discuss the technical side of the new Silver Line light rail that will run from Matthews to Belmont. 

Less than two weeks ago, the Metropolitan Transit Commission unanimously voted to move forward with the project to extend light rail service into Gaston County. The rail would run from CPCC's Levine campus in Matthews and run along Highway 74 into Belmont. 

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The Silver Line would make several stops in uptown, as well as Charlotte Douglas International Airport. People who drive on I-85 and 74 daily hope the light rail will eventually help with traffic congestion. 

Officials from Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties will also attend the meeting with North Carolina Department of Transportation leaders, who will make technical recommendations for the Silver Line. 

The goal is to have the Silver Line up and running by 2030.

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