Envision My Ride


ThCharlotte-Mecklenburg region is rapidly growing and changing. Through the years our bus service has extended operating hours, implemented more neighborhood service, and improved customer amenities.  CATS recognizes that we need to continue to improve your bus system to better serve you, our customer, and we enlist you to help us.   

Envision My Ride is a new initiative to redesign the current bus system. Through this initiative, CATS plans to study bus route structure and frequency to determine how to impr​ove the system and better serve the Charlotte region.

Over the next twelve months, CATS will conduct extensive public outreach to best understand what is most important to riders. CATS will use this feedback to develop a plan for route and service adjustments.

Key Considerations for Envision My Ride:

  • Cross-town and suburb-to-suburb bus service
  • Connections between different bus routes and between bus and light rail 
  • Frequency of service
  • More direct services

Study timeline:

December 2016 to January 2017: CATS collected rider feedback through an online survey.
Currently: CATS has developed proposed service changes that if adopted would be implemented this Summer.
This linked presentation provides an overview of the Proposed June 2017 Service Change.
The linked ma​p shows the latest proposed bus connections. 

Route 3​ - The Plaza

Route 4 - Belmont

Route 9 - Central Avenue

Route 11 - North Tryon

Route 13 - Nevin Rd

Route 21 - Statesville Ave

Route 22 - Graham St

Route 23 - Shamrock Dr

Route 28 - Fairview Rd

Route 29 - UNCC/JW Clay

Route 39 - Eastway

Route 50 - CIC/URP

Route 54 - University Research Park

Route 59 - UNCC/Huntersville

Route 211 - Hidden Valley

Next: CATS will next present proposed bus route changes to the public for feedback.