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CATS breaks ground on light rail extension

Management & Operations| July 18, 2013
Will double the length of the existing light rail system, create new development opportunities along the line, and significantly expand transit options for thousands of residents and students in the rapidly growing Charlotte region.

La. public transit system CEO steps down

Bus| April 23, 2013
CATS' Brian Marshall had recently been criticized by the board for not providing a business plan for tax revenues generated after passing a 10.6-millage tax last April.
Rail| December 13, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. breaks ground on streetcar line

The initial 1.5-mile section will include six stops along an east-west transit corridor that will make it easy for passengers to catch either a local transit bus or board the LYNX light rail.
Rail| November 28, 2012

N.C.’s LYNX celebrates 5 years

The agency originally initially projected 9,100 people would ride the light rail line every day. The line currently averages 15,500 riders daily.
Rail| October 17, 2012

CATS receives $580M for light rail expansion

The 9.3 mile LYNX Blue Line light rail extension will add service along what will become an 18.6-mile corridor in Northeast Charlotte and will help to reduce congestion along Interstate 85 and US 29, where commercial and residential growth is expected to continue.
Bus| August 29, 2012

Feds: CATS can supply DNC buses

FTA granted the transit system a waiver so it could provide “limited charter service” during the Democratic National Convention. Decision comes after the ABA asked regulators not to grant the waiver to CATS to use its buses to transport people with disabilities and other accessibility issues.
Bus| August 28, 2012

CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.
Bus| August 17, 2012

ABA disputes CATS' charter rule waiver

In its letter to the U.S. DOT, ABA argues that Charlotte officials have not exhausted all efforts to find privately operated motorcoaches to provide charter service to meet the demands of the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
Rail| July 23, 2012

CATS work named one of nation's Top 50 art projects

N.C. artist Jimmy O’Neal built his own cymascope to produce visuals based on the key and frequency of each sound he recorded in buses and bus facilities. The end result is an ever-changing public artwork only dependent upon daily and seasonal atmospheric changes to alter the viewer’s perception.
Rail| July 10, 2012

CATS approved to begin final rail design

This allows the project to be developed from the 65% to the 100% design level and complete preparation of final construction plans, right-of-way acquisition, construction cost estimates, bid documents and utility relocation.

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