In a reversal, CATS now says Silver Line has most passengers by avoiding heart of uptown (WFAE)

The Charlotte City Council’s transportation committee voted unanimously Monday to build the Silver Line light rail around uptown rather than bring the train through the heart of center city, as some transit advocates prefer.

The vote came after the Charlotte Area Transit System presented new ridership projections for the train that differed significantly from what it presented to City Council members in June.

The group Sustain Charlotte also wants CATS to prioritize ridership. And former Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt has said she is concerned that people won’t walk two blocks to switch from Silver Line to Blue Line trains when it’s cold, hot or raining.

See the full WFAE article.