Lathrop quoted in UNC Charlotte Urban Institute article
Charlotte Litigation Member and member of the N.C. Board of Transportation Tony Lathrop was quoted in the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute's article, "Charlotte is 'on the cusp' of its first true regional transit plan," which was published on May 15. The article discusses how the Charlotte region is taking concrete steps towards building a regional transit system that crosses county lines. However, there are many questions remaining and the main question is, "Who will pay?"
Lathrop has given a half-dozen presentations on regional transportation planning and the need for greater collaboration in the past couple months, to groups in Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. Lathrop said he's seeing enthusiasm grow for a regional transit plan as traffic worsens on the highways. Lathrop adds, "You can't build your way out of rush-hour congestion in a growing city. I think that because of the trends and what's actually happening on the ground, people are realizing that it's real now."
The full article can be found here.