Reconnecting America People * Places * Possibility

Resource Center

Charlotte’s Rapid Transit System: Leveraging Public Investment To Transform Land Use

Powerpoint slideshow details how the Charlotte Area Transit System leveraged its investments to transform station area land use

Indirect Investment

  • North Corridor Commuter
  • Tax Increment Financing

Direct Investment

  • LYNX Blue Line
  • Providing land
  • Providing transit station & infrastructure
  • Construction of major amenity

Adopted by Council in 1994 to address accelerating growth

Five primary transportation and development corridors


  • Focus growth
  • Maximize use of public transportation
  • Encourage redevelopment & reuse of underutilized sites