Come on, ride the train
This is the LYNX, Charlotte's light rail. Currently, there's only one line - the Blue line. It runs from Uptown Charlotte to Pineville and back, along South Boulevard. We live close to the Woodlawn station (but not close enough to walk to it, unfortunately).
There was a plan to expand this line out to UNCC and to build a couple of other lines. The Red line was going to go all the way up to the Mooresville area. The Silver line would have gone to Matthews, probably close enough to my office that I could have taken the train everyday.
But then the economy went nuts, and now people don't want their taxes raised. So the future of LYNX is uncertain. This is too bad, because the LYNX is awesome!