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The DNC War on Public Transportation

Charlotte Observer:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Area Transit System said it’s gotten a “strong indication” that the main bus station uptown will have to be moved because of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and officials have started planning where they can create a temporary transit center.

CATS chief executive Carolyn Flowers, speaking at a luncheon Wednesday, said the transit system hasn’t heard officially from the local host committee about the size of the security perimeter around Time Warner Cable Arena, where President Barack Obama is expected to be renominated. But because the transit center is across Trade Street from the arena, CATS probably will have to pack up.

“We’re having internal discussions (about where to move),” said Olaf Kinard, director of marketing and communications for CATS. “It’s preliminary.”

Security plans will not be determined until much closer to the convention, said Kristie Greco, spokesperson for the Democratic National Convention Committee.

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