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This year, you're getting a raise. That's because every trip you take on the new CATS MetroRapid service from North Mecklenburg saves you money. Starting in February, the MetroRapid will offer access to the new I-77 toll lanes at no added cost and can save you up to $10 a day and more than $3,000 a year. So you’ll have the speed and savings you need to get from point A to point anywhere.

   MetroRapid - NEW ROUTING FEB. 3, 2020
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48X Northcross Express

12 minute service during morning and evening rush hour from Northcross park and ride (exit 25) to Uptown.

53X Northlake Express

20 minute service during morning and event rush hour from Northlake Mall Park and Ride and the Ridge Road Park and Ride to Uptown.

63X – Huntersville Express

13 minute service during morning and evening rush hour from the Huntersville Gateway Park and Ride (exit 23) to Uptown.

77X – North Meck Express

Less than 20 minute service during morning and evening rush hour to Uptown Charlotte, the 77X serves the areas of Davidson and Cornelius.

   Rider Tools
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Riding CATS is easy. Here are a few tools to get you started.

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Use the trip planner to determine the best route for you. Just type in your starting point, destination, and day and time of travel, and CATS will provide you with a customized trip indicating which route(s)to take.

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CATS Real-Time App provides real-time information on all bus and rail services. Times are derived from GPS devices located on CATS and LYNX vehicles.​​

   Customer Service
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At CATS, keeping you on the move and gaining your input is important to us. We are here to assist you in planning your trips and to gain your input regarding the quality of service. Give us a call at 704-336-7433 and let us assist you with your commute options. Our trained staff can assist you with route and trip planning, and carpool and vanpool matching via ShareTheRideNC

   Try a Carpool or Vanpool
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Commute smarter by joining or starting a CATS Vanpool. Vanpools are a flexible, comfortable, cost-effective way for groups of 5 to 15 commuters to share their ride to work. CATS offers two types of vans; a 7 passenger minivan and a 15 passenger van. We supply the van and the riders pay a monthly fee that covers the gas, insurance, and maintenance.

Vanpool Registration

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Two can ride cheaper than one. If you are interested in saving money on your commuting costs, CATS encourages you to "Buddy Up" by forming or joining a Carpool. Use the ShareTheRideNC commuter matching site to help you find your carpool buddy​.

Vanpool Registration

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   Employer Program
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CATS Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) Program is a valuable resource for organizations, which provides employers with the tools to offer commuting alternatives and cost saving options to employees. To get your program started, contact us at mailto:etcinterest@charlottenc.gov