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Southern Branch

Welcome to the website serving the Southern Branch members of the North Carolina Section. Our branch includes over 800 members encompassing the greater metropolitan area of Charlotte. We love having visitors and look forward to meeting you and our new members at our future branch meetings.

 


July Membership Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 17th at The Liberty.

Topic:

“CATS – Key Activities in Charlotte Transit Development”

The Blue Line Extension (BLE) is the next phase of the successful LYNX Blue Line light rail service.  The 9.3-mile alignment extends from Ninth Street in Center City through the North Davidson (NoDa) and University areas, terminating on the UNC Charlotte campus. Join us as John Muth discusses the BLE and the overall CATS Corridor System Plan.

Speaker:

John Muth, Deputy Director for Development and Chief Development Officer, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

Under John M. Muth, Deputy Director for Development and Chief Development Officer, the Development Division of CATS has the lead in planning for and creating Charlotte's rapid transit system.  Now in the early stages of a 25-year, $3 billon development effort, the rapid transit system will include bus rapid transit guideways, light rail transit, streetcar lines, and commuter rail services, and will be an integral part of an overall transit system that will serve over four times as many transit riders as the system did in 2001.  The Division also oversees the planning and implementation of Neighborhood Transit Centers, Park 'N Ride lots, and the bus stop facilities program (signs, benches, shelters, and other passenger amenities).  The Division interacts with local, State and Federal agencies; participates in regional long range transportation planning;  conducts public involvement and community relation activities for rapid transit planning;  represent transit interests in City, County, and Town policy development; directs the CATS Art-In-Transit program and manages CATS wide Quality initiatives.

Date: Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:

The Liberty

1812 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28203

PDHs: 1 hour

RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Cost: $25 for Members, $30 for Non-Members.  Don't forget the PayPal option (see below).



Spring Stream Clean-Up

stream so clean!

Thanks to everyone who made our Spring Clean-Up a success!

About 20 volunteers woke up bright and early to help keep our portion of Little Sugar Creek clean and beautiful.

Stay tuned for information about our next stream clean-up, which should be sometime in September or October.


Electronic Payment (PayPal) Option for Southern Branch Meetings

The Southern Branch has a new option for meeting payments.  You can now also pay electronically for meetings through PayPal! The following information will explain to you the process of using PayPal to make an electronic payment for our upcoming meeting:

Please select either the member or non-member registration price by clicking on one of the two links below. The link will direct you to a payment page, at which time please select the number of registrations you would like to pay for (if you are registering more than one person). Then, either log in with your PayPal account to check out, or click on the “Don’t have a PayPal account” tab to open a credit card payment window. Once your payment information is entered, on the next screen please indicate that you would like to include specific instructions for your purchase and include the names of the people you are registering. This will ensure that we have an attendance list of everyone planning to attend.

For member registration, click here.

For non-member registration, click here.

Refunds will not be available to anyone that does not attend the meeting and does not request a refund at least 24 hours before the meeting date. Please contact Chris Briggs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions regarding paying for your registration via PayPal.


 

Past Meetings

March 2014:  "BB&T Ballpark - Home of the Charlotte Knights - Lessons Learned in the Urban Environment"

Speaker:  Scott Mingonet, RLA, AICP, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

Knights Stadium

BB&T Ballpark will be the new home of the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team after spending the last 20+ years in Ft. Mill, South Carolina, and will have a capacity of 10,000. The new stadium will host events throughout the year in addition to Knights baseball games. Kimley-Horn & Associates provided site civil and infrastructure design services for the new stadium. The presentation focused on the challenges of designing and constructing a stadium within the urban core, including challenges relating to infrastructure improvements, land planning and minimizing impacts to adjacent property owners, while providing a state of the art venue that seamlessly fits into the urban center of Charlotte.

March 2014 Meeting

 

March 2014 Tour


 

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Southern Branch News & Docs

ACE Mentoring
ACE Mentoring Program Presentation
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Failing Infrastructure Cannot Support a Healthy Economy

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Civil Engineers’ New Report Card Assesses Condition of Nation’s Infrastructure

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