Transit Planning
Schedule Change – March 2014
The following are the planned service adjustments for CATS services to be implemented on March 24, 2014.

These service initiatives are in compliance with CATS’ FY14 Transit Program. If you have any questions pertaining to the planned service adjustments, please call 704-336-RIDE (7433), or send an e-mail to
Minor schedule adjustments will be implemented to the following bus routes:

2 Ashley Road - Service along Mint Street and West Summit Avenue to Freedom Drive will be discontinued. The route will instead follow West Morehead Street between Bank of America Stadium and Freedom Drive. Trips to DMSI will be modified to provide more direct service via Alleghany Street to Wilkinson Boulevard.  DMSI trips will only serve Carrowmore Place on the return trip inbound. All other trips are unchanged, continuing to turn around near Harding High. 

Sprinter – Inbound service from the Airport to Uptown was adjusted in January. Schedule adjustments will now be made to accommodate the additional travel time needed for the new traffic pattern. All Sprinter stops will continue to be served. 

29 UNCC/SouthPark – Service in the University area will be modified. Northbound service will depart from UNCC, follow University City Boulevard back to W.T. Harris Boulevard, turn left on IBM Drive and end at the stop on IBM Drive opposite Compatible Way. Hewitt and Wells Fargo will be served by bus stops along IBM Drive. Route 29 will no longer enter the Wells Fargo or the Hewitt campuses. Service along Mallard Creek Church Road and North Tryon Street will be discontinued, but maintained by Route 11 North Tryon. 

34 Freedom Drive – Service along Walnut Avenue, Sumter Avenue, and State Street will be discontinued. Service to these areas will continue to be provided by Route 8 Tuckaseegee Rd. Route 34 will continue from 4th Street along Tuckaseegee Road, left on Berryhill Road and resume regular routing to Toddville Road. From Toddville Road, the route will turn right on Tuckaseegee Road, left on Little Rock Road, and resume regular routing. Service along Queen City Drive will be discontinued, as well as Tuckaseegee Road between Toddville Road and Mulberry Church Road. CATS will add one earlier trip and one later trip on the route. 

39 Eastway – Service between Uptown and The  Plaza will remain the same. From Eastway Drive, the route will turn left on Sugar Creek, right on The Plaza, right onto Eastway Drive and resume regular routing. Route 39 bus service north of The Plaza will be discontinued. This routing change is due to closure of the Eastway Drive bridge over the railroad for construction. This closure will prevent all traffic from traveling along Eastway Drive to Tryon Street. 

43 Ballantyne – Outbound service will not change. Inbound service will now turn left on Sharon Road West from Park Road at the traffic light. Inbound service along Hamlin Park Drive and Brandon Forest Drive will be discontinued on Route 43. These areas will still be served by Route 19 Park Road. 

51 Pineville Matthews – Service to downtown Matthews will be added. Between the Park and Ride and Highway 51, the route will now follow Sam Newell Road to West John Street. Service to Sycamore Commons via Windsor Square and Northeast Parkway will be discontinued. Service  to Windsor Square will be maintained by Route  17 Commonwealth. 

80X Concord Express​ – Service will be adjusted to make fewer stops and follow the newly widened Interstate 85. Outside of Uptown, service will be limited to three park-and-ride stops—Concord Big Lots, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and a new IKEA park and ride. Service will be discontinued to Home Depot Park and Ride, Concord Mills, North Tryon Street, JW Clay Boulevard, and Cheddar’s Park and Ride.​