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CATS CEO John Lewis announced the bus system overhaul at the Transit Center uptown Tuesday.
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Charlotte Area Transit System has begun planning for an overhaul of the region's bus system. CATS CEO John Lewis says the goal of the Envision My Ride effort is to reach more people, increase the frequency of buses, and cut travel times.

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The price you’ll pay to ride Charlotte Area Transit is going up in some cases, but CATS is not calling it a fare increase. The price of an individual ride is not going up, but the price of weekly passes is increasing from $22 to $30.80. CATS is also doing away with discounts on several 10-ride passes and reducing some volume discounts for people who buy transit passes through their employers.

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Charlotte Area Transit System will shut down the Lynx Blue Line light rail for two weekends over the next month for construction and repairs. Blue Line trains won’t be running on Saturdays and Sundays, April 30-May 1, and May 7-8 . It’s the first complete shutdown since the Blue Line opened in 2007, CATS CEO John Lewis said Monday.

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Charlotte Observer The cost of fares and some passes for city buses and trains could go up in July as Charlotte Area Transit Systems looks for ways to boost revenue to meet operating costs. CATS has proposed two options for fee increases for fares and passes. The public can comment on those proposals at a public hearing March 23. If approved by the Metropolitan Transit Commission, fares would change July 1.

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Construction of the Charlotte Area Transit System’s Lynx Blue Line northeast extension is hitting another milestone this weekend, with work on a light rail bridge over Harris Boulevard. The project is on track for a mid-2017 opening and already is bringing change to the area.

Hundreds of people taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state. Black Educators for Justice, based in Jacksonville, Florida, held its rally on the north side of the Statehouse, where the Confederate flag was removed earlier this month. Later, about 40 members of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held a rally on the opposite side of the building to protest the flag...

New Transit Needs New Revenue, Says Charlotte Mayor

Jan 13, 2015
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The City of Charlotte will need to come up with more money for transit projects, Mayor Dan Clodfelter announced during his State of the City speech Tuesday morning. The city has proposed future extension of the street car and possible rail and bus lines to the north and southeast. But Clodfelter says the state won’t support those projects as it has in the past.

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Charlotte's newest shopping mall complex, Charlotte Premium Outlets, will open its doors on Thursday morning. The mall has more than 100 stores and will host a four-day grand opening that's expected to draw large crowds -- and a lot of traffic -- near Steele Creek Road and I-485 in southwest Charlotte.

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Correction: This story includes a correction. The original reported the wrong number of freight trains on Norfolk-Southern's line between Charlotte and Mooresville. The planned Red Line commuter rail between Charlotte and Mooresville is getting dealt a major setback. Charlotte had arrangements to share existing tracks with the Norfolk Southern Railway Company, but that’s no longer the case. Charlotte doesn’t have the money to build a new set of train tracks all the way to Mooresville. So it...

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There's a lot of construction going on at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. There are also fewer parking spaces. So finding parking is not easy. But to make it a little easier, airport and transit officials will begin offering two new express bus routes to the airport starting Monday.

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