Envision My Ride
Before 2016, CATS operated a hub-and-spoke bus system, often requiring riders to transfer at the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) in Uptown to reach their destination. This was an insufficient model that created long commutes for bus riders. In 2016, CATS staff launched Envision My Ride, a three-phased initiative to redesign the bus network to make it more reliable, consistent and efficient.
Part 1 Restructuring:
In 2017, CATS restructured existing bus routes to provide cross-town connections, more direct service, increased connections to the LYNX Blue Line and increased frequency on various routes.
Part 2 Frequency:
CATS began the effort of increasing frequency across the system, by increasing frequency on core routes.
Part 3 Reliability:
CATS will focus on efficiency through a Bus Priority Study slated to begin this fall. CATS will also evaluate potential corridors for these treatments while looking at the possibility of enhanced amenities at stop locations and Mobility Hubs to create an overall better rider experience. Enhancements may include dedicated bus lanes, amenity enhancements and more.
Charlotte Moves Task Force
In coordination with the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Charlotte is preparing the Charlotte MOVES Strategic Mobility Plan to guide the future of transportation and mobility in Charlotte. The City is committed to providing safe and equitable mobility options for all travelers regardless of age, income, ability, race, where they live, or how they choose to travel. Charlotte MOVES is a major effort that will update and consolidate all of the City's existing transportation plans under one cover and set a vision for the future of mobility in Charlotte.