charlotte area transit system http://wfae.org en CATS Proposes Fare Increase http://wfae.org/post/cats-proposes-fare-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public transit riders may soon see the cost of a ticket go up </span>between&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">$.10</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">$0.40</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">single</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fare</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">$0.85</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">$16.00</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">multiple</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">use</span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">pass.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) manager of public and community relations, Jean </span>Leier<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says the increase would help keep the current operating hours and levels of service.</span></p><p><b>"</b>The one thing that our financial policy does is it looks at small increases every two years versus waiting many years and having to do a substantial increase that would really have a negative impact on our customers," Leier says. "You know, a twenty cent would be much different than if you waited many years and all of a sudden had to do – let's say – a dollar to two dollars."</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:22:52 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 47267 at http://wfae.org CATS Proposes Fare Increase CATS Map Will Help Navigate Light Rail Extension Traffic http://wfae.org/post/cats-map-will-help-navigate-light-rail-extension-traffic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Major construction of bridges and tracks for the blue line light rail extension will begin in the next few months. And with that, be ready to spend more time in traffic. Charlotte Area Transit System officials announced Friday that it's making a </span><a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/growthstrategy/Pages/BlueLineExtension.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">map available to give commuters a heads up on road and lane closures</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and turning restrictions during construction.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:43:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46955 at http://wfae.org CATS Map Will Help Navigate Light Rail Extension Traffic City Spends $12 Million In Hunt For Streetcar Grant http://wfae.org/post/city-spends-12-million-hunt-streetcar-grant <p>The quest for a cross-town streetcar continues. The Charlotte city council approved spending $12 million last night to pursue a federal grant to fund build-out of the streetcar.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:56:18 +0000 Ben Bradford 43912 at http://wfae.org City Spends $12 Million In Hunt For Streetcar Grant Construction On Blue Line Extension Will Begin 2014 http://wfae.org/post/construction-blue-line-extension-will-begin-2014 <p>Bulldozers have been clawing at the sides of North Tryon for months now to make way for the Blue Line light rail extension. &nbsp;</p><p>Construction on the blue line light rail extension is going to intensify in early 2014. CATS officials gave an update during a public workshop Tuesday night in the University area.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:19:45 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40874 at http://wfae.org Construction On Blue Line Extension Will Begin 2014 City Produces Another Artistic Endeavor (Flash Mob) http://wfae.org/post/city-produces-another-artistic-endeavor-flash-mob <p>If you’re looking for music and entertainment, the Charlotte Area Transit System might not be the first place that comes to mind. But CATS is becoming quite the producer.</p><p></p><p><em>CORRECTION APPENDED</em></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:10:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 29352 at http://wfae.org City Produces Another Artistic Endeavor (Flash Mob)