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Charlotte Talks

Red Line Project and Robert Sirleaf

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Part One: Red Line Project The proposed $452 million Red Line Project would add commuter rail from Charlotte to Mooresville, by upgrading the existing rail corridor. The project is supposed to attract significant money in private capital and will create many jobs over time. It's an idea that the NC DOT and local officials are excited about, but how to pay for it? We'll talk with a panel of guests to talk about the creative way that the Red Line Task Force has come up with to make up for the lack of federal funds, how the Red Line will work, and what impact it will have on the Northern Mecklenburg/ Southern Iredell County area. Guests David Boraks - Publisher/ Executive Editor at DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net and also from WFAE News John Woods - Mayor of Davidson and Chairman of the Red Line Task Force Paul Morris - Deputy Secretary of the NC DOT Map shows locations of potential stations and financing districts. Click to view larger. Part Two: Robert Sirleaf Later in the program, we'll meet Robert Sirleaf. He's a retired Wachovia banker who now lives in his native Liberia. He works for that country's president, who happens to be his Nobel Prize-winning mother. Sirleaf still owns a home in Charlotte. And he stopped by the WFAE studios for a conversation during his most recent visit to Charlotte. WFAE | Ex-Charlotte Banker Now Works For Liberian President (His Mom) Add and read comments