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Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

Is Light Rail an Option for Charlottesville?

May 6, 2017

With a steadily growing metropolitan population, now estimated at over 150,000 permanent residents, Charlottesville and Albemarle County have considered implementing a light rail system in our region within the past decade, attempting to make one of the nation’s most desirable regions into one of the most progressive. Although talks have lost steam in recent years, light rail would provide an environmentally friendly way to ease traffic around the city.

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