**Update 1/14/2013: There is no Red Line Task Force meeting in January. Work continues with Norfolk Southern on the scope of work for a Rail Capacity Study. A meeting notice will be posted to this site when the next RLTF meeting is scheduled.**
Welcome to the website for the Red Line Regional Rail Project. This project is a major regional economic development initiative in the Iredell County/Mecklenburg County Region of North Carolina. The Red Line Regional Rail will significantly improve the movement of both goods and passengers along a 25-mile section of track running south from Mooresville to Charlotte, with potential future extension north from Mooresville to Statesville. This website serves as the central point of contact for the project. All aspects of this site will be updated regularly, including Questions & Answers and the Project Calendar.
The Red Line Regional Rail is proposed to be a collaborative regional effort involving the following nine jurisdictions: Mecklenburg County; Iredell County; the Towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville; the City of Charlotte; Charlotte Area Transit System; and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
- Local governments can participate in the project while maintaining control and protecting individual property rights.
- Towns and counties are protected from financial recourse.
- The project is designed to provide relief to I-77 and advance statewide multi-modal logistics efforts.
- The project will rely on future economic development and business growth for funding and will require no increase to the local tax base.
- The project can be fully funded now, including capital costs and operations and maintenance costs for 30 years.
- The project is financially sound, and represents an attractive investment to the financial community.
- All aspects of the proposed approach to fund and implement the project are currently allowed by state law.
See below for the project timeline, two-page Project Overview and Overview Presentation (click to download). These and other project documents are also available in the Document Library.