Plans for Charlotte City Council to move Greyhound buses to the University City area have come to a screeching halt.
City council members said they reversed the course due to community backlash. Councilmember Renee Johnson called on her colleagues to defer or deny it, adding that she was blindsided by the item.
“I understand the concept of convenience for our students to travel, but the negative aspects that surround Greyhound stations will outweigh the positive,” she wrote. The interim CATS CEO says new locations will be evaluated and Charlotte City Council will not vote on the item on Monday.
The city says Greyhound needs to leave its current spot in Uptown because of future development of the Gateway Station project. Had the University City area plan been approved, Greyhound would have leased the space in University City for a little over $4,200 per month for 63 months.
University City, once plagued by crime (primarily by area students), has undergone a slight redevelopment in recent years, but issues still remain.