Where are we now?
CATS began implementing Envision My Ride in March 2018 to provide more bus connections to the newly opened LYNX Blue line extension. A system-wide overhaul was implemented in October 2018 to provide additional crosstown service, streamline routes where possible, and add service to new destinations throughout Charlotte.
CATS will continue to roll out structural improvements and additional service as future stages of Envision My Ride are implemented.
CATS continues to move towards providing greater frequency on bus routes. Through Envision My Ride, the number of bus routes that operate every 15-minutes or better will increase from 5 (five) in 2018 to nearly 20 routes in total.
In February 2020, CATS also introduced MetroRapid, a revamped express service between Uptown Charlotte and the North Meck. Communities of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville. MetroRapid takes advantage of the new I-77 express lanes and serves as the beginning stage of CATS' MetroRAPID BRT Study.