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Gas price puzzler

Over this weekend, area gas prices were in the $2.49 per gallon range. This extended from Mint Hill as far south as Westinghouse Boulevard (Exit 1 off I-77). […]

By |November 3rd, 2008|Transportation|2 Comments

Car crashes into restaurant on Albemarle Road

If you were up early this morning and were driving along Albemarle Road, you might have noticed EMS on Farm Pond Road. They were responding to an incident where a car plowed into the Paradise Gardens restaurant. There’s no word on injuries or damage. The incident occurred at 6:30 am.

By |October 19th, 2008|Transportation|0 Comments

How cuts in the DMV will affect you

[singlepic=231,270,190,,right]If you are going to the DMV in Charlotte or Raleigh, better get there well before 5 pm for now on. As a part of Gov. Mike Easley’s push to reduce spending, DMV offices will no longer help anyone after 5 pm. So if you were in line from 3:30 to 4:59 and there are […]

By |October 16th, 2008|Transportation|0 Comments

New cure for cell phone, driving addiction

People have become so addicted to cell phone use, they need a computer system to tell the caller and texter the message can’t be received because they are driving. Nationwide Insurance unveiled a new technology today with Aegis Mobility and NASCAR today called DriveAssist—a new cell phone technology that helps eliminate the temptation of […]

By |October 13th, 2008|Transportation|0 Comments

The taxpayers’ role in the new Lynx train line

[singlepic=193,320,240,,right]Last fall, the big policy question in Mecklenburg County was the half-cent sales tax to pay for a north corridor train. The tax passed easily in the November referendum, and the train looks as though it will be built, albeit at a much higher price tag. It was also in November last year the […]

By |October 6th, 2008|Mecklenburg County, Transportation|1 Comment

The ravages of Hurricane Mike (and Roy)

With the economy in a tailspin, the last thing we needed was a gas shortage. Some people have been camping out at gas stations just to be able to fill their cars. John Hood, Mint Hill native and president of the John Locke Foundation, offers a solution to how the crisis could have been better handled: prices for gas should have been raised during the shortage to prevent non-essential users from topping off their tanks.

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By |September 28th, 2008|Transportation|1 Comment