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Charlotte Area Transit launches LYNX Blue Line extension

Rail| March 19, 2018

The 9.3-mile extension, coined the Blue Line Extension (BLE) during construction, continues the alignment north from the previous terminus stop at 7th Street Station and now culminates at UNC Charlotte’s main campus.

N.C.'s CATS adds 9 new MCI Commuter Coaches

Bus| September 21, 2017

The latest MCI additions to CATS fleet feature the newest clean-diesel engine technology for near-zero emissions and improved fuel economy.

Bus| June 13, 2017

CATS to add 19 ARBOC Spirit of Independence buses

The contract is the largest order ARBOC has received for the new product.

Rail| April 24, 2017

Siemens launches new business to digitalize the U.S. rail industry

Powered by software tools, the Digital Service business will help rail operators reduce unplanned downtime, improve operational efficiency, and enable improved business planning and performance, as well as generate energy and cost savings.

Rail| March 20, 2017

CATS shelves plans to expand light rail system to 3-car trains

Three years ago, CATS started the process to lengthen the old stations so they could handle longer trains. The city spent roughly $17 million lengthening four stations, leaving 11 more stations to be lengthened a few at a time.

Management & Operations| March 14, 2017

N.C.'s CATS looking to add mobile ticketing for light rail line

Plans to begin testing the app in the spring, and hopes it will make it easier for it to partner with rideshare companies like Uber on so-called “first mile/last mile” trips.

Rail| January 19, 2017

N.C. CATS, feds break ground on streetcar expansion

The second phase of the 2.5-mile expansion will improve circulation and transit connections; support economic revitalization; provide access from economically diverse neighborhoods to Uptown Charlotte; and more.

Government Issues| December 20, 2016

U.S. DOT unveils progress of 7 cities' 'game-changing' projects

Goals of the "Ladders of Opportunity" pilot were to build and restore transportation connections, develop workforce capacity, and catalyze neighborhood revitalization in Atlanta; Baltimore; Baton Rouge, La.; Charlotte, N.C.; Indianapolis; Phoenix; and Richmond, Va.

Rail| December 12, 2016

CATS to spend $1.5M to study rail line to airport

Ten years ago, the agency had a general concept of building a streetcar along Wilkinson Boulevard toward the city's airport, but CATS CEO John Lewis wants a more detailed study to determine whether that’s the best option.

Rail| November 30, 2016

Charlotte approves $94M streetcar construction contract

The city had hoped to award the contract earlier this year, but the two bids received exceeded the city’s budget for construction work — one by more than 30% and one by nearly 40% — before the city found a firm that could meet its budget.


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