Long Awaited Streetcar Officially Opens in Charlotte

It has been a long time coming after years of missed deadlines, but as of this morning, Charlotte’s streetcar is officially open. The first riders were allowed on at 5 a.m. at the stop along Hawthorne Lane. WSOC TV reports fares will be free until January. The project needed to open by August 31st for the city to avoid suffering financial penalties.

Author: Mike Jackson