Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) was formed in 2000.
CATS operates the largest transit system between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.
CATS serves 72,678 weekday daily trips. (FY2019)
CATS operates 300 Buses with 66 bus routes. (FY2019)
CATS fleet of buses traveled more than 13.2 million miles in FY2019.
CATS has 52 hybrid electric buses in its fleet.
CATS operates more than 20 light rail vehicles.
CATS has 45 active vanpools. (FY 2019)
CATS' LYNX Blue Line is the first rapid transit line in North Carolina.
The LYNX Blue Line is 18.9 miles long and operates from I-485 at South Boulevard, through Center-City Charlotte, to the University of North Carolina Charlotte main campus.
CATS' Special Transportation Service (STS) provides door-to-door transportation for individuals who are certified according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In FY2019, STS operated 84 vehicles and provided 230,687 rides.
In partnership with Novant Health and the Federal Transit Administration, CATS has provided over 28,000 cloth face masks to riders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LYNX Blue Line has generated more than $3.2 billion in economic development.
The LYNX Blue Line Extension has generated over $1 billion in economic development between Uptown and UNC Charlotte.