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Amtrak to be required to allow pets on trains

Rail| December 2, 2015

According to the legislation, Amtrak will have to dedicate at least one car per train “in which a ticketed passenger may transport a domesticated cat or dog in the same manner as a carry-on baggage."

Lynx CEO to leave post Aug. 31 to helm CATS

Government Issues| July 24, 2015

The Lynx board, which estimated finding a replacement could take 90 days, said it has no interest in bringing in a private manager to run the system -- a suggestion by local lawmakers.

Rail| July 15, 2015

Charlotte launches first streetcar system in 77 years

The CityLYNX Gold Line is the first 1.5-mile segment of a 10-mile streetcar system. It travels from the Charlotte Transportation Center to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center with six stops.

Rail| July 15, 2015

[Video] CATS - Guide to the CityLYNX Gold Line

There is a new way to get around the Queen City. The City of Charlotte and Charlotte Area Transit System introduces you to the CityLYNX Gold Line. The Gold Line streetcar runs from Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center up to the Charlotte Transportation Center through the heart of center city connecting you to CATS bus service, the LYNX Blue Line and small business districts. Published on Jul 14, 2015

Management & Operations| July 1, 2015

LYNX chief is sole finalist for top Charlotte transit post

Prior to joining LYNX, John Lewis served as the CEO of the Greater Richmond Transit Company.

Bus| October 15, 2014

Tober Inducted Into APTA Hall of Fame

Tober is former CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and a nationally recognized expert in transit agency management and operations, and current senior advisor at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Management & Operations| September 17, 2014

Charlotte streetcar projected to cost more than bus, light rail

To carry a passenger a mile on the streetcar, the CATS projects it will cost $1.58 in 2019, when the second phase of the project would open. For comparison, in 2012, it cost the agency 77 cents to move a bus passenger one mile. A Lynx Blue Line passenger’s 1-mile trip was 68 cents.
Accessibility| September 12, 2014

CATS approves negotiating long-term contract with interim CEO

Bob Mirabito was first hired on an interim basis in May of last year, at a time when several board changes and the resignation of former CEO Brian Marshall had left the transit system on shaky ground.
Bus| July 18, 2014

Baton Rouge agency to look into alt.-fuel bus options

Currently, CATS, which has no alternative fuel vehicles in its fleet, is considering compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biodiesel, electric and diesel-hybrid options, agency officials said.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Charlotte's transit system, union reach agreement

Bus operations will continue with regular service while a vote by the full union membership is scheduled for Thursday. Both parties have been in contract negotiations throughout the summer and fall.

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