NCDOT Is Banking on Tolls and Transit to Meet Charlotte Region Growth

The Charlotte Observer reports, “Tolls and transit. Those are the two main issues facing the Charlotte region as it tries to keep up with a surge of new residents.” The report provides a look at the I-77 Express Lanes, and adds, “The DOT has plans to build express toll lanes on other highways. One project is to convert the middle lanes of Independence Boulevard that are currently used as a bus lane into express toll lanes. Another project is to build new express toll lanes on Interstate 485 in south Charlotte. The lanes would extend from I-77 to U.S. 74.”