The Charlotte Area Transit System may toss out a name for its long-sought light rail component any minute now, but where’s the fun in that? Besides, burdened as they are by money troubles and pressing questions like how in the world to run a train through the middle of the Uptown convention center without killing anyone (it does help that the building is usually empty) it just is not fair to expect a creative name from the CATS brain-trust.
That’s where you come in.
Houston has the Wham-Bam-Tram, Cleveland has Tober’s Trolley (named for CATS’ own Ron Tober, the former Cleveland transit honcho), and Seattle plans a $2.1 billion monorail that looks like it came straight from an episode of The Simpsons. A world-class city like Charlotte deserves a world-class name for its $450 million choo-choo train. We think Meck Deck readers will be up to the challenge.
Send in your ideas for a name for Charlotte’s light rail adventure and in a couple weeks we’ll announce a scientifically selected winner based wholly on our subjective sensibilities. The winner will receive a City Fair sweatshirt, or possibly tickets to an upcoming Locke Foundation event in Charlotte, depending on if the stain comes out.
Truly a game the whole family can play. Void where prohibited.