Feds budget $70 million for light-rail project in Charlotte


The Obama administration gave a strong endorsement for Charlotte’s $1 billion light-rail extension Tuesday, by budgeting $70 million for construction and engineering for the upcoming year and predicting that it will give the project its full approval in the fall.

“We don’t expect anything to derail it,” said Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff Tuesday. “We are very supportive of this project. We don’t see any show-stoppers.” …

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