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All aboard! Charlotte eyeing new train lines, airport expansion

A light rail from Belmont to Matthews, a new runway at Charlotte Douglas, and a high-speed rail to Atlanta are all proposed but can they all happen?

WCNC Staff

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Published: 11:05 PM EDT October 26, 2019
Updated: 11:05 PM EDT October 26, 2019

There could soon be major changes to Charlotte's growing transportation system, including a possible high-speed train and a new light rail system connecting Belmont to Matthews. 

Not to forget, there is also the continued construction of the I-77 toll lanes, and the construction of new toll lanes on I-485. While the interstate projects are already active and underway, the trains, along with a separate plan for expansion at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, are all proposed ideas.

They all sound great but the bottom line is exactly that: the bottom line. Who will pay for these projects, where would they go, and most importantly, how much do they cost?