transit

3 big decisions for the future of Charlotte transit

For more than a year, the Charlotte Area Transit System has been rethinking its approach to the next decade of transportation. These big ideas are starting to...

Why the North Carolina legislature seems to hate big-city transit

If you’re an N.C. city transit planner, you probably have a big question: Why does the General Assembly hate mass transit? For the past three years,...

Why Lake Norman opposes new commuter rail plans

With how bad the traffic gets on I-77, you’d think that people who live up in the Lake Norman area would be desperate for any kind of mass transit to...

Could light rail actually make it to Ballantyne one day?

Trying to drive around Ballantyne during rush hour is miserable. That’s not news. For years, Charlotte transit planners have recognized that there needs...

Op-Ed: Light rail development is failing in University City. Here’s why

Can someone please explain why a mammoth, 32-pump Circle K is squatting on North Tryon on a parcel large enough for 100 workforce...

You’ll one day be able to combine the light rail and Uber in a few smartphone taps

Charlotte Area Transit System is working on a mobile app that will actually be groundbreaking in making it easier for people to get around the city —...

Mobile ticketing coming to the light rail within months with the help of a Charlotte startup

Finally! Charlotte Area Transit System plans to pilot mobile ticketing for the light rail with technology from Charlotte startup Passport. The city of...

Inside John Lewis’s $6 billion vision to bring light rail across the city all at once

It’s not too often a local transit plan gets dubbed the “big bang.” But that’s exactly the moniker given to the latest proposal from...

The Charlotte bus system is about to get an overhaul

The Charlotte Area Transit System is preparing to launch a comprehensive review of its bus system with the goal of cutting down on ride times....

CATS has a new GPS enabled app that makes riding the bus even easier

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has just further eroded your already-flimsy excuses for why you drive your Hummer H2 into Uptown every day to pay $10 to...

Here’s what Charlotte’s new streetcars could look like

The Gold Line streetcar that runs down Trade Street has a certain charm. But city leaders have in mind a much more modern design as the trolley track gets...

Why CATS is shutting down the light rail for two whole weekends

Charlotte Area Transit System will be closing down the Blue Line for two full weekends: April 30-May 1 and May 7-8. No trains will be running during that time...