Federal Transit Administration policy Circular 9400.1A encourages the inclusion of art in transit systems:
visual quality of the nation's mass transit systems has a profound
impact on transit patrons and the community at large. Good design and
art can improve the appearance and safety of a facility, give vibrancy
to its public spaces, and make patrons feel welcome."
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is sharing the responsibility
for improving the Charlotte region's quality of life by providing
efficient, cost-effective public transportation and contributing to the
development of a livable and sustainable community for both riders and
non-riders. In the context of
creating vibrant and neighborhood oriented transit facilities, CATS
commits 1% of design and construction costs for the integration of art
into most major projects in the capital program, including stations and
surrounding areas, park and ride lots, transportation centers,
maintenance facilities, and passenger amenities.
Artists who wish to be considered for future
projects and have not previously registered their email and mailing
address, please send both to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and ask to be added to CATS Art-in-Transit artists email database.
For other inquiries regarding CATS Art-in-Transit Program call Chris Lange, Program Administrator 704-432-2391 or write to:
Charlotte Area Transit System
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202