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|Taste of Charlotte 2013 - Routes 2, 16 & 19
Starting on Thursday, June 6th at 12:00 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, June 9th, the buses on the above routes will be on detour because of Taste of Charlotte activities.
STS Call Center - All Routes
The Special Transportation Service (STS) Call Center was evacuated this morning due to a potential gas leak. Call Center employees are just returning into the building. Customers may experience delays in scheduling rides this morning.
SpeedStreet Detours - Routes 1, 8, 21, 26 & 34
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, starting at 9:30 a.m. through Saturday, May 25, 2013, the buses on Routes 1, 2, 8 and 34 will detour because of SpeedStreet activities.
Memorial Day Holiday Service - All Routes
On Monday, May 27, 2013, the Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line, will operate its Sunday service schedule in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Street Closure - Route 13
From Monday, May 20, 2013, to June 3, 2013, or until further notice, Dalecrest Dr. between Woodstone Dr. and Cedarhurst Dr. will be closed due to storm water work.
SpeedStreet Detours - Routes 45x, 61x, & 62x
On Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, the afternoon buses on routes 45X, 61X and 62X will be on detour because of SpeedStreet activities. Morning buses will not be on detour.
SpeedStreet Detours - Routes 41x, 48x, 53x, 54x, 77x, 80x, 82x, 85x & 88x
On Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, 2013 after 9:30 a.m. outbound buses on routes 41X, 48X, 53X, 54X, 77X, 80X, 82X, 85X and 88X will detour because of SpeedStreet activities.
SpeedStreet Detours - Routes 11, 13 & 22
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, starting at 9:30 a.m. through Saturday, May 25, 2013 the buses on routes 11, 13 and 22 will detour because of SpeedStreet activities.
SpeedStreet Detours - Routes 2, 16, 18 & 19
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, starting at 9:30 a.m. through Saturday, May 25, 2013, buses on routes 2, 16, 18 &19 will detour due to SpeedStreet activities.
Twilight 5k - Routes 2, 8, 16, 18, 19, 34, 40x, 51x, 64x, 65x & 74x
On Friday, May 17, 2013, the annual Twilight 5K race will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Silver Lot Park and Ride - Route 80X
On Friday, May 17, 2013, and Thursday and Friday, May 23-24, 2013, the Silver Lot Park and Ride lot at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be closed for race events.
LYNX Blue Line Extension - Public Meeting - Routes 3, 4, 11, 13, 22, 29, 39, 54x, 79x, 80x, 204, 211
Ride CATS to the Race - All Routes
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 the Charlotte Area Transit System will operate additional service on route 79X Concord Mills Express to take customers to the Sprint All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Street Closure - Route 12
On Sunday, May 12th, southbound South Blvd. between the Lynx Scaleybark Station & Scaleybark Rd. will be closed for rail work.
Street Closure - Route 2
On Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th, northbound Mint St. between Carson Blvd. & Morehead St. will be closed for utility work.
Schedule Change - Routes 6, 9, 11, 17, 18, 20, 23, 29, 40x, 46x, 51x, 51, 54x, 64x, 65x, 79x, 80x, 94, 221, 222
The following are the planned service adjustments for CATS services to be implemented on June 3, 2013
Free Rack and Ride - All Routes
During CATS’ Clear the Air campaign, you and your bike can ride FREE, May 5 -11, whenever you Rack and Ride on any of CATS’ services, including LYNX.
Street Closure - Route 30
On April 29th through May 24th North Hoskins Rd. between Tennessee Ave. & Chesapeake Dr. will be closed for water main work.
Public Meeting - Gold Rush Red Line and Orange Line
CATS is hosting a public meeting to share information and solicit input regarding a proposed service reduction of the Gold Rush Red Line and discontinuation of the Gold Rush Orange Line Center City Circulator services
Road Closure - All Routes
Beginning April 21, 2013 through May 19, 2013, Trade Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between College Street and Caldwell Street due to construction.
Road Closure - Route 15
On Saturday, April 20th, Randolph Rd. between Caswell St. & Laurel Ave. will be closed for utility work.
Detour - Route 8
On Saturday, April, 20th, Thriftwood Dr. at Freedom Dr. will be closed for construction.
NoDa Grand Prix - Routes 3 and 23
On Sunday, April 14, 2013, the NoDa Grand Prix will take place. It will effect North Davidson St., 36th St., & other streets in the NODA neighborhood. The buses will follow the detour below.
Pet Palooza - Route 27
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Pet Palooza 5k begins on Park Ave. at 9:15a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presbyterian Hospital Criterium Bike Race - Routes 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 21, 26, 34, & 79x
OnSaturday, April 13, 2013, the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational BikeRace is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m., having events scheduled
throughout the day till 1:00 a.m.
Road Closure - Route 34
On Monday, April 15th, Toddville Rd. between Paw Creek Rd & Tuckaseegee Rd. will be closed for construction.
Survey - All Routes
CATS will continue to conduct on-board surveys. Surveyors wearing vests will approach customers at random.
FreeMoreWest 5k 2013 - Routes 1, 5, 7, 8, 34x, 77x
On Friday, April 12th, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm W. 4th St., W. 5th St., W. Trade St., & several streets in the vicinity will be closed for the FreeMoreWest 5k run.
CATS Trivia - All Routes
Are you a smarty pants? Ok, here’s your chance to prove it. Play the CATS Trivia Challenge, and you could WIN one of three Kindle Fires.
LYNX Blue Line Weekend Construction Line Cut Work
During the weekend of April 6-7, construction work near the LYNX Blue Line New Bern Station will continue. During this time, the LYNX Blue Line will operate to all stations from I-485/S. Blvd. Station to the Scaleybark Station.
Public Meeting Notice - Route 80x
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is holding an open house public meeting to solicit input regarding a proposal to relocate the Route 80X Cheddars Park and Ride to the future JW Clay Boulevard Park and Ride.
Public Meeting - Route 79x
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is holding an open house public meeting to receive input regarding a proposal to discontinue the Route 79X Concord Mills.
LYNX Blue Line Extension Art Exhibition -Routes 3, 4, 11, 13, 22, 29, 39, 54x, 79x, 80x, 204, 211
An exhibition of the proposed art for the LYNX Blue Line Extension light rail project is presented at Innovation Institute at McColl Center for Visual Art
Road Closure - Route 34
On Monday, March 4th, Toddville Rd. between Paw Creek Rd & Tuckaseegee Rd. will be closed for construction.
Detour - Routes 8 & 8N
On Monday, February 11th, Hovis Rd. between Interurban Ave. & Bradford Dr. will be closed for Storm Water pipe installation.
Cupid's Cup 5k - Routes 6, 19, 25
On Saturday, February 9th, the Cupid’s Cup 5K Race will begin at 7:00 AM on East Blvd. in front of Freedom Park and will last until 10:30 AM.
Detour - Routes 1,5,6,7,8,9,11,13,14,15,17,20,21,22,26,34,39,77x & Gold Rush
On January 29th, the Circus is coming to uptown!! The annual Animal Walk will take place on 3rd St., Graham St., Trade St., Caldwell St.
Holiday Schedule ALL ROUTES
On Monday, December 24, 2012, the Charlotte Area Transit System and the LYNX Blue Line will operate buses and trains according to its Saturday schedule.
Detour 9 & 27 December 3 - 12
Starting Monday, December 3rd, the intersection of Elizabeth Ave. and Kings Dr. at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will be closed for utility work.
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
On Thursday, November 22, 2012, the Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line services will operate according to their Sunday schedule. No express service will operate on that day.
Route Detours Due to Crop Walk October 13, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, 2012, the annual CROP WALK returns uptown at Memorial Stadium. The walk route will start at 12:30 pm and will effect the following streets: Kings Drive, Elizabeth Ave., 7th St. between Central Ave., and
Detour Routes 2, 16, & 19 October 13, 2012
On Saturday, October 13th, the Tunnel to Tower will take place. The following streets will be effected: S. Tryon St, Church St, Summit Ave, & several streets in the Wilmore neighborhood.
Detour Routes 2,6,10 & 19 Sunday October 14, 2012
On Sunday, October 14th, the Kasey Kane 5k run will take place uptown. The race will effect Mint St, Stonewall St, Morehead St, McDowell St, & MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Bank of America 500 Service
On Saturday, October 13, 2012 the Charlotte Area Transit System will operate additional service on route 79X Concord Mills Express to take customers to the Bank of America 500 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Detour - Routes 27 & 39
On Saturday September 29th through Monday October 1st, the intersection of 7th St. & Hawthorne Ln. will be closed for utility work. The buses will follow the detours as follows:
Detour - Route 39 October 1, 2012
On Monday, October 1st, until Friday October 5th, Hawthorne Ln. between 7th St. & 8th St., the outbound lanes will close each day from 6:30pm until 6:00am for utility work.
Detour - Routes 26 and 204 - Street Closure
On Tuesday, September 18th, at 9:00 am LaSalle St. between Newcastle St. & Jennings St., & Kennesaw Dr. between LaSalle St. & Hateras Ave. will be closed for storm drain construction.
Detour Saturday September 15 - Hit the Brixx Race
On September 15, 2012 between 6:00 am - 11:30 am the
Hit the Brixx 5k & 10k Race will occur causing bus detours on Eastbound 6th & 7th Streets between College & E. 5th Streets as well as Elizabeth Neighborhood Streets.
Route 80X Temporary Speedway Park n Ride Move
On Thursday, September 13th, Friday, September 14th, Thursday, September 20th and Friday, September 21st, 2012, the Silver Lot at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be closed for events.
Detour - Routes 48X, 53X, 54X, 77X, 80X September 4th and 5th
On Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 routes 48X, 53X, 54X, 77X, and 80X will detour because of events associated with the DNC.
DNC Detour - Routes 40X, 51X, 64X, 65X, 74X September 4th and 5th
On Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 routes 40X, 51X, 64X, 65X, and 74X will detour because of events associated with the DNC.
Ride CATS to CarolinaFest
The Carolina Fest is on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012, and CATS is ready to take you to the festival. CATS offers 24 bus routes that will travel into Uptown Charlotte for the Carolina Fest,
Detour - Ortho Carolina Race August 25, 2012
On Saturday, August 25th, the Ortho Carolina Classic 10k & 5k race will take place. The effected streets are Hawthorne Ln, Commonwealth Ave, Monroe Rd, & several other streets in the area.
Labor Day Schedule September 3, 2012
On Monday, September 3, CATS services will be operating on a holiday schedule for Labor Day. CATS buses will run per their Sunday schedule. There is no express service operating on this day.
Detour - August 18, 2012 - Routes 1, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 21, 22, 26, 34, 79x
On Saturday, August 18th from 8:30 am to 12 noon, the Square (Trade & Tryon Streets), will be closed to traffic.
It's Football Time
Hey football fans. This season purchase your LYNX Light Rail ticket online and enjoy a convenient, safe, and inexpensive ride to and from every home football game.
Detour Routes:13, 12, 22, 26 8/11/2012
On Saturday, August 11, the NC Music Factory Rock N Run will take place on Statesville Ave, Dalton Ave, Seaboard St, Johnson St. & several streets in the Greeneville neighborhood.
Panther Game Day Detours: Routes 2,5,21,26
On Panther game days Routes 2,5,21 and 16 will have temporary detours. Mint Street will close between Morehead & Stonewall Streets before and after all Carolina Panthers home football games.
Detour - August 4th - Routes 1,6,10,16,19,25
On Saturday, August 4 from 6:30 to 10:00 am, Mint Street between Morehead & Stonewall Streets, Graham Street between Mint & 3rd Streets, Stonewall St, Kenilworth Ave & Morehead St. will be closed for the Carolina Panthers Blue Points 5k run
Detour Routes: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 26, 34
As of Wednesday, August 1st, due to road work on Trade St. & College St. around the CTC, buses will be following the detours below
Route 18 & 20 Detour July 27 - 28
On Friday, July 27th from 7:00 pm until Saturday, July 28th at 7:00 pm the 24 Hours of Booty will be held in Charlotte and will effect Queens Rd, Selwyn Ave, Queens Rd West & Hopedale Avenue.
LYNX Park n Ride Lot Construction
This is a reminder that construction work for the new parking guidance system is underway and will continue over the next several weeks.
Route 40x & 9 Public Meeting - Route Adjustments
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host a public meeting to discuss proposed route adjustments for Routes 40X Albemarle Road Express and 9 Central Avenue.
Route 30 Detour - July 14, 2012
On Saturday, July 14th, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Hoskins Rd. between Chesapeake Dr. & Brookshire will be closed for construction.
July 4, 2012 Service Hours
On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, all Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate its Sunday service schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Route 80X Park N Ride Temporary Closure
On Monday, May 28, through Friday, June 1, 2012, the Embassy Suites Concord and Concord Convention Center Park and Ride will be temparily closed for repair activities.
All Routes Memorial Day
On Monday, May 28, 2012, the Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line, will operate its Sunday service schedule in
observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Speed Street Route Detours
On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 starting at 9:30 a.m. through Saturday, May 26, 2012 routes will experience detours due to the SpeedStreet festivities.
Detour May 11, 2012 - Routes 2, 8, 16, 18, 19, 34, 40x, 51x, 64x, 65x, 74x & Gold Rush (Orange)
On Friday, May 11, 2012, So. Tryon St., between 3rd St. & Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will close from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the Twilight 5k run. The above routes will be effected.
Detour - Route 13 May 13 - 28, 2012
On Monday May 14th, Statesville Avenue will be closed between Graham & Woodward Ave., for Water Main repair. The above route will detour this using the following streets: Graham, Woodward, Lucena St. and Moretz Ave.
Detour - Walk to Effect ALS - April 28, 2012
On Saturday, April 28, Elizabeth Ave., Hawthorne Lane, 7th Street and several streets in the Elizabeth Neighborhood will be closed for the Walk to Defeat ALS. The buses will follow the detour below for the duration of the race.
Fare Increase July 1, 2012
On July 1, 2012, CATS will be implementing a system-wide fare increase. This fare increase also includes CATS vanpool service. All advance purchases of passes valid for July 2012 will be sold at the new fare price.
Rack and Ride
During CATS’ Clear the Air campaign, you and your bike can ride FREE, April 29 thru May 5, whenever you Rack and Ride on any of CATS’ services, including LYNX*.
March for Babies - April 28, 2012
On Saturday, April 28, 2012 the March for Babies returns to Uptown. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the Square (Trade & Tryon) and will effect the above routes until 1:15 p.m.
April 13, 2012 - LYNX Blue Line
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the LYNX Blue Line light rail service will operate on a single track.
April 13, 2012 - Routes 40X, 41X, 45X, 48X, 51X, 53X, 54X, 61X, 62X, 64X, 65X, 74X, 77X, 80X, 82X, 85X, 88X - Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
April 19, 2012 the express bus stop on 4th Street at the Charlotte Transportation Center will be moved to accommodate curb and gutter work on 4thStreet.
April 11, 2012 - Routes 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 21, 26, 34, 39, 79X - Presbyterian Hospital Criterium Bike Race
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational BikeRace is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m.
LYNX Recycle Program
You can now recycle that plastic bottle, soda can or paper bag before you ride the LYNX Blue Line.
Detour - Routes 2, 16, 19 March 31, 2012
On Saturday, March 31st, the Water is Basic 5k Run will begin in uptown, the route will effect Mint St., Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., College St., and So. Tyron St.
Bus Stop Removal - Route 45x
Effective Thursday, March 22, 2012 the route 45X will be permanently removed from the bus stop (outbound) on E. 3rd St. between Kings Drive and Charlottetowne Ave.
Detour Routes 45x, 61x, 62x
On Thursday, March 1, 2012 and Friday, March 2, 2012 the 45X Carmel Road Express, 61X Arboretum Express and 62X Rea Road Express will detour between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for CIAA events.
Detour Routes 41x, 53x & 54x
On Thursday, March 1, 2012 and Friday, March 2, 2012 the afternoon buses on routes 41X Steele Creek Express, 53X Northlake Express and 54X URP Express will detour for CIAA events.
CIAA Traffic Detours
CIAA Traffic Detours - Effective - Thursday, March 1, 2012 and Friday, March 2, 2012 from 4:00 pm through 6:30 pm & 6:30 pm to 1:00 am
Share the Seat
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Detour - Route 43 February 25, 2012
On Saturday, February 25, Johnston Rd. between Pineville – Matthews Rd. (Highway 51) & I-485 will be closed for the Charlotte 10 Miler race.
March 5, 2012 Schedule Change
March 5, 2012 Schedule Change
The following are the planned service adjustments for CATS services to be implemented on March 5, 2012
CATS Mobile App Technical Issue
CATS has experienced a technical issue with our platform of mobile apps. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience this may have caused you.
Detour for Cupid's 5K Race
Route 6, 19 & 25 affected. On Saturday, February 11, 2012, the Cupid’s Cup 5K Race will begin at 7:00 AM on East Blvd. in front of Freedom Park and will last until 10:30 AM.
Detour for Road Closure
On Saturday, February 11, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Elizabeth Ave. between Charlottetowne Ave. & Kings Dr. will be closed for crane work.
Concord Express Park & Ride Relocation
Beginning Monday, February 6, 2012, CATS will utilize the Embassy Suites Concord and Concord Convention Center as a temporary park and ride lot for the 80X.
LYNX Blue Line Rail Maintenance
On Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, crews will perform maintenance work on the LYNX Blue Line light rail line between Third and Fourth Streets.
Route 3 Detour till March 16, 2012
Starting on Monday, January 23rd to March 16, the entrance to the CPCC Cato Campus on Grier Rd. will be closed for construction. The buses will use the following detour.
Holiday Schedule ALL ROUTES
On Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2011, and Monday, December 26, 2011, the Charlotte Area Transit System will operate buses and trains according to its Sunday schedule.