I just happened to be reading an article today on Progressive Railroading about the increase in ridership on the Charlotte North Carolina’s CATs Light Rail Line. They’re actually looking at extending platforms to handle larger trains because of this increase! That’s great news for that area and future expansions. Meanwhile in Seattle’s Sound Transit Central Link Light Rail is well below expectations, not completely failing, but very close to it. It makes me curious, as to what the excuse is for Seattle’s Light Rail line. Anyone have any notions on that? If anything bode well for success it was the Seattle areas’ pro-transit populace vs. Charlotte’s anti-transit populace (of course in and out of cities these populations change, but generally each city has a reputation for these things…)
…so, any thoughts?