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Gas prices up 73 cents in the last year

The website CharlotteGasPrices.com is reporting that gas prices today are 73.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The average retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.74/g today. This compares […]

By |April 19th, 2010|Transportation|0 Comments

A new day for divvying up highway funds?

Joseph Coletti of the John Locke Foundation gave a presentation today to the General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee. Read the press release after the break.
“More money is not the only issue, or even the most important issue,” Coletti added. “Spending what we have more wisely is the key, by acting to delay or delete funding for the most cost-ineffective projects and moving that money into maintenance needs.”
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By |April 6th, 2010|Raleigh, Transportation|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police check point nets 56 violations

The Mint Hill Police Department hosted a DWI Checking Station  March 12 on Albemarle Road. The checking station, which was a multi-agency event in conjunction with Governors Highway Safety Program, netted 56 violations, including a whopping 22  for no operator license.  Other violations: DWI-6,  Open Container-3, Drug Violations-6, Driving While License Revoked-2. There were also […]

By |March 16th, 2010|Police, Transportation|1 Comment

Road improvements coming up next month

Matthews announced this week that improvements to N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will begin March 1, weather permitting. The work on N. Trade Street is designed to make the street more pedestrian friendly and beautify the downtown area. Crosswalk and sidewalk improvements will be completed as part of the plan. Both N. Trade Street and Matthews Mint Hill Road will be repaved. The project is expected to take one month. Staff is working to minimize the impact on businesses and residents. […]

By |February 22nd, 2010|Matthews, Transportation|0 Comments