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Light Rail Might Be Best Travel Option In Bad Weather

Wintry weather might be causing some delays and closings, but not where the light rail is concerned.

By Johnell Johnson

(Published by News 14 Carolina on January 18, 2008.)

CHARLOTTE -- The wintry mix might be causing some delays and closings, but not where the light rail is concerned. It was running smoothly Thursday morning.

On its Web site, the Charlotte Area Transit System says it is running on an inclement weather plan for the buses, but the light rail has been moving on schedule, running about every seven minutes.

The light rail has 15 stations and runs adjacent to South Boulevard from uptown Charlotte to Interstate 485 in Pineville. It is a preferred option if you have to travel into uptown or along its route because roads are still slick and traffic is moving slower than usual.