Envision My Ride

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The Charlotte-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 planning 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.

CATS is leading 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


After two surveys and over 100 public meetings, CATS is ready to unveil our first Envision My Ride Bus Service Improvements.  These are the proposed changes scheduled to begin October 1, 2018.  


Routes


Route 1

Route 2

Route 3

Route 5

Route 6

Route 7

Route 8

Route 10

Route 16

Route 18

Route 19

Route 20

Route 21​

Route ​25

Route 30

Route 34

Route 45X

Route 56

Route 61X

Route 62X

Route 97

Route 99

Route 235







Route 1 Mt. Holly/Valleydale

Route 1 Mt. Holly/Valleydale Map

 

Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service will continue fro​m Uptown to Old Mt. Holly & Fred Alexander Blvd. 

New service area inclu​des Valleydale Rd. & Bellhaven Blvd. Then to Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd. to Walmart at Callabridge Commons Shopping Center.

​​Uptown Charlotte
                     
Johnson & Wales University
 
Biddleville
                     
Smallwood via Rozzelle's Ferry ​Rd.
 
Walmart
 
Callabridge Commons
                     
Coulwood Shopping Center​​

Route will be extended to Walmart.

Freedom Dr. & Toddvill Rd. will now be served by routes 18 & 34.


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Route 2  Ashley/Scaleybark

Route 2 Ashley Park/Scaleybark Map


Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

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Key Changes​

Service will operate as a crosstown route from Hoskins Rd. to the LYNX Blue Line Scaleybark Station.

Service will operate on S. Tryon, Remount Rd., and Ashley Rd.

​​Uptown Charlotte
                     
LYNX Blue Line Scaleybark Station
 
Walmart
                        
Southside Homes
                        
Ashley Park
 
Thomasboro-Hoskins
 
Valerie C. Woodard Center

No Service to Uptown

Service along W. Morehead & Wilkinson Blvd. will now be served by Route 5 Sprinter.

Service on Alleghany St., Arberdeen St., & Carlyle will now be served by Route 30.

Service on Marlowe Ave. & Millerton Ave. will be discontinued.

Service to Amazon will be on Route 5 Sprinter. The schedule will remain the same.
                    
Service on 2C Cargo Terminal will now be served by Route 10C. The schedule will remain the same.
                    
Service on this route will replace the current Thomasboro/Hoskins loop on Rt. 8

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Route 3  The Plaza

Route 3 The Plaza Map

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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Crosstown service between Beatties Ford Rd and Albemarle Rd.

 


 


LYNX Blue Line 36th St. Station

NoDa

Graham Heights

Albemarle Road Park and Ride

    
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday service will be the same as weekday/Saturday service.  Trips will be extended from Albemarle Rd. Park and Ride to Tennessee Ave., & Centre St. via WT Harris Blvd., Milton Rd, The Plaza, 36th St., N. Tryon St., Norris Ave., Statesville Ave., Atando Ave., English Dr., and Montana Rd.

Sunday service on N. Brevard, Parkwood and N. Davidson will be discontinued.

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Route 5 Sprinter

Route 5 Sprinter Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service operates from Uptown Charlotte to Charlotte Douglas Airport via Wilkinson Blvd.​​Uptown Charlotte
                        
Wesley Heights
 
Walmart
 
Charlotte Douglas Airport
 
Amazon​
Route 5A will now serve Amazon.

Buses will go to the Airport first and then continue to Amazon.




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Route 6 Kings Dr.​

Route 6 Kings Dr. Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

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Key Changes​

Service operates from Uptown Charlotte to Carolinas Medical Center.​Uptown Charlotte
 
Freedom Park
 
Dilworth
 
The Metropolitan
 
Carolinas Medical Center
 

Service to the Metropolitan and Carolinas Medical Center will operate on McDowell St., Stonewall St., Kings Dr., East Blvd., Scott Ave. & E. Morehead St.


 

Stops in the Cherry Neighborhood along Baxter St., and Baldwin Ave. will be discontinued;  riders will need to walk to S. Kings Dr. for Rt. 6 service.

 

The bus stop under the parking garage at Carolinas Medical Center will be removed; riders will need to walk to the bus stop on Scott & Blythe Ave.

 

Two stops at Kenilworth & Charlottetowne Ave. (both at and across from Pearl St. Park) will be discounted; riders will need to walk to the bus stops on Charlottetowne Ave. & Kings St. (the stop in front of Wendy's). 

Service on McDowell St. from Baxter St. will be provided by Rt. 20 Queens Rd. ​







Route 7 Beatties Ford Rd.​

 Route 7 Beatties Ford Rd. Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to Beatties Ford Rd.

​​Rosa Parks Place Community Transit Center

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

Trinity Park

Northlake Mall

Harris Corners Parkway   

Rt. 7 will operate with three variants: 

7N-Northlake,

7Q-Quick (skip stop service),

7S-Beatties Ford Sunset.

Rts. 7N & 7S will continue to operate on their current routes except for Uptown. Uptown routing for all Rt. 7 service (7N,7Q & 7S) to the transit center will be via 5th St. from Beatties Ford Rd, to S. Church St., and then onto Trade St.

 

Routing for all Rt. 7 service (7N,7Q & 7S) from the transit center will be via 4th St., to Cedar, to West 5th St., and then onto Beatties Ford Rd.

 

The new 7Q-Quick will operate as a skip stop trip and only serve high ridership stops. Passengers who board at 7Q bus stops will only be permitted to exit at other 7Q bus stops.

Here's the skip stop locations for the 7Q:

  • 7Q To CTC
    • Northlake Mall
    • Reames Rd & Perimeter Parkway
    • Reames Rd & Bayview Parkway
    • Reames Rd & Auston Crossing Dr 
    • Lakeview Rd & Potomac Blvd.
    • Trinity & Feldbank. 
    • Trinity & Evanshire.
    • Trinity & Beatties Ford Rd. 
    • Beatties Ford & McIntyre.
    • Beatties Ford & Sunset.
    • Beatties Ford & Griers Grove Rd.
    • Rosa Parks Community Transit Center
    • Beatties Ford & Montana
    • Beatties Ford & Lasalle
    • Beatties Ford & Dundeen
    • Beatties Ford & 5th
    • 5th & Cedar
    • Graham & 5th
    • Trade & Tryon
    • Transit Center
  • 7Q From CTC
    • 4th  & Church,
    • Cedar & 4th
    • 5th & Cedar
    • Beatties Ford & 5th
    • Beatties Ford & Dundeen
    • Beatties Ford & Lasalle
    • Beatties Ford & Gilbert
    • Rosa Parks CTC
    • Beatties Ford & Cindy
    • Beatties Ford & Sunset
    • Beatties Ford & McIntyre
    • Trinity & Beatties
    • Ford
    • Trinity & Evanshire
    • Trinity & Feldbank 
    • Lakeview & Potomac
    • Reames & Auston Crossing 
    • Reames & Bayview 
    • Reames & Perimeter Parkway
    • Northlake

Service to the Walmart at Bryton Town Center & Gibbon Rd. will be discounted.  Service to Walmart will be available via Rt. 59.

Service to Gibbon Rd. on Old Statesville Rd. between Statesville Rd. & Gibbon will be available via Rt. 21.







Route 8 Tuckaseegee Rd.

Route 8 Tuckaseegee Rd. Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to Little Rock Rd. & Mulberry Church Rd​.

This route has three deviants:
 
Route 8A – serves Ashley Rd.
 
Route 8P – serves Phillip O. Berry Academy
 
Route 8W – serves West Meck High School
 


 

Valerie C. Woodard Center
 
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel
 
Scott Futrell Dr.
 
Phillip O. Berry Academy 
 
West Meck High School
 

Route will be extended to Little Rock & Mulberry Church Rd.

Bus service west of Ashley Rd., including trips to West Meck High School and Phillip O. Berry  Academy previously served by Rt. 34 will now be served by Rt. 8

Service along Edgewood Rd. will now operate via Rt. 34

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Service on Thriftwood Dr., Interurban Ave., Tillman Rd., & Bradford Dr. will now be served by Rt. 2

Service on Welling Ave, Tillman Rd. east of Rowan St. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Tillman Rd for service on Rt. 2

Service on Parkway Ave., Brice St., Carol Ave., State St., and Sumter Ave. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Tuckaseegee for service on Rt. 8






 

Route 10 West Blvd.

Route 10 West Boulevard Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to West Blvd.

 


 


LYNX Blue Line East/West Blvd. Station
 
Stratford Richardson YMCA
 
West Blvd. Public Library
 
Renaissance Place
 
Charlotte Douglas  Airpor​t Cargo Terminal 
 
 
Route 10 C will now serve the cargo terminal at the airport. 

Service to the cargo terminal will be via West Blvd. & Yorkmont Rd.  






Route 11  North Tryon

Route 11 North Tryon Map

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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte along North Tryon Street

 


 


Amtrak

Sugar Creek Library

Walmart


 

Minor time point adjustments to improve connections with Amtrak service

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Route 16 South Tryon

Route 16 South Tryon
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to Rivergate Shopping Center.

 


 

Uptown Charlotte
 
Wilmore
 
CATS South Tryon Bus Maintenance Facility
 
Whitehall Commons
 
Rivergate Shopping Center
 
 
 
 

Route 16 will operate as one continuous route with no deviations

Route 16T will be discontinued.  Stops along Tyvola will be served by Rt. 60

Bus stops in Southside Homes will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to S. Tryon for service on Rt. 16 or walk to Remount for service on Rt. 2

Bus stops within Whitehall Commons will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to S. Tryon for service on Rt. 16






 

Route 18 Paw Creek/Rosa Parks

Route 18 Paw Creek/Rosa Parks
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ion

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Key Changes​

New crosstown service from Callabridge Commons Shopping Center to Rosa Parks Community Transit Center.

 


 

Callabridge Commons Shopping Center
 
Catawba Village
 
Pine Village Golf Course
 
Toddville
 
Brookhill
 
Rosa Parks Community Transit Center
 
 
 

Crosstown service from Walmart at Callabridge Commons Shopping Center via Hoskins Rd., Beeler Rd., Exchange St., Toddville Rd, Freedom Dr., Mt. Holly & Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd. to Rosa Park Community Transit Center.

 

Service on Rt. 18 will replace the current service on Rt. 1 on Toddville & Freedom Dr.

Service on Rt. 18 will replace the current service on Rt. 30 from Rosa Parks Community Transit Center to Hovis Rd. & Bradford Dr.







Route 19 Park Rd.

Route 19 Park Rd. Map

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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

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Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to South Park and Carolina Place Malls


 

Uptown Charlotte

 

Strawn Apartments

 

Dowd YMCA

 

Red Cross

 

Park Rd. Shopping Centers

 

South Park Mall

 

Carolina Place Mall


Rt. 19 will operate with two variants.

19C-Carolina Place,

19S-South Park;

Routing for both 19C and 19S will change between East Blvd. and the transit center. Buses will travel from East Blvd. to South Blvd., and then continue to Caldwell and E. Fourth St. to the transit center.  Buses departing the transit center will travel on Trade St., Brevard St., Stonewall St., and then to South Blvd.

 

Variant Rt. 19S will be discontinued.  Service on Sharon Rd. West from Park Rd. to the Sharon Rd. West LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Station be served by Rts. 12 & 43.

 

Bus stops on Euclid & Morehead St. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to South Blvd. to access Rt. 19.






 

Route 20 Queens Rd.

Route 20 Queens Rd. Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

​Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to South Park Community Transit Center.​

 


 

Uptown Charlotte


Carolinas Medical Center


Queens University


Myers Park


South Park Community Transit Center


 

Rt. 20 will operate via East 4th St./East 3rd St., S. McDowell St., E. Morehead St., Queens Rd., Selwyn Ave., Runnymede Ln., Colony Rd., Roxborough Rd. before ending at the South Park Community Transit Center.

 

Service south of the South Park Community Transit Center will be discontinued.

 

Service to Carolina Place Parkway and Park Rd. to Sharon Rd. served by the 19C-Carolina Place.

Service on Sharon Rd. between Fairview and Morrison Blvd., served by routes 19S and 28.

 

Service on Queens Rd. between E. Morehead & Providence Rd. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Providence Rd. to catch the Rt. 14 or to Queens Rd. at Edgehill Rd. to catch the Rt. 20.







Route 21 Statesville Rd.

Route 21 Statesville Rd. Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to David Lakes Parkway

 


 

Uptown Charlotte
 
Lockwood
 
Crisis Assistance Ministry
 
Double Oaks
 
Nevin Center
 
David Cox Rd.
 
 
 

Rt. 21 will be extended to Davis Lakes/David Cox Rd.

New bus stops will be on Old Statesville between Statesville Rd. & WT Harris, Sugar Creek between WT Harris and David Cox Rd., and David Cox Rd., and Davis Lakes Parkway.

 

Bus service on Spector Dr. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Statesville Ave. for service on Rts. 7S or 21.

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Route 25

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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

This route will be discontinued

 


 

 
 

Most of the service area will be replaced by other routes.

Service on Amay James Ave. served by Rt. 235

Service on West Blvd. between Amay James & Clanton served by Rt. 10

Service on Clanton between West Blvd. & S. Tryon served by Rt. 30

Service on S. Tryon between Clanton & Remount served by Rts. 2 & 16

Service on S. Tryon between Remount and West Blvd. served by Rt. 16

Service on West Blvd. between S. Tryon and South Blvd. served by Rt. 10

Service on East Blvd. between South Blvd. and Park Rd. served by Rt. 19

Service on East Blvd. & Scott Ave. and Kenilworth & Morehead served by Rt. 6






 

Route 30 Woodlawn/Scaleybark Crosstown

Route 30 Woddlawn/Scaleybark Crosstown Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Crosstown Service from South Park Community Transit Center to Westerly Hills

 


 

South Park Community Transit Center
 
LYNX Blue Line Scaleybark Station  
 
Park Road Shopping Center
 
Walmart (Wilkinson Blvd.)
 
South Park Mall
 
 
 
 

Service will be extended to Westerly Hills via Clanton Rd., Remount Rd., & Ashley Rd.

Service on S. Tryon between Clanton & Remount served by Rts. 2 & 16.

Service on Remount Rd. served by Rt. 2

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Route 34 Freedom Dr.

Route 34 Freedom Dr. Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Uptown Charlotte to Paw Creek  

 


 


Uptown Charlotte
CPCC CityView
Valerie C. Woodard Center
Forest Pawtuckett
Fed Ex
Toddville
Paw Creek 

 
 
 
 
 

Route extended to Paw Creek via Freedom Dr. & Toddville Rd.

Service west of Tuckaseegee & Edgewood Dr. replaced by Rt. 8

Service to Phillip O. Berry Academy and West Meck High School served by Rt. 8

Service on Freedom Dr. between Alleghany & Ashley will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Ashley Rd. for Rts. 2 & 8 or to Alleghany for Rt. 34

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Route 45X Carmel Rd.​

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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes

This route will be discontinued 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Service from Uptown to Carmel & Colony Rd. will be replaced by Rt.62X.

Service on Carmel Rd. west of Colony Rd will be discontinued; riders may use Rt. 62X which serves the St. Matthews Church Park and Ride, Calvary Church Park and Ride or the Carmel Rd. Park & Ride.

Service to the Mecklenburg County offices at Suttle Ave will be discontinued; service available on Rt.5.

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Route 56 Arrowood

Route 56 Arrowood Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Crosstown service from LYNX Blue Line Arrowood Station to Charlotte Premium Outlets

 


 

LYNX Blue Line Arrowood Stat
ion
 
CPCC Harper
 
Berewick Town Center
 
Charlotte Premium Outlets   
 
 
 
 
 
 

Route extended to Carolina Premium Outlets via Brown Grier Rd., Steele Creek Rd., & Dixie River Rd.

Service on South Tryon St. from Arrowood to Rivergate served by Rt. 16


Service to Whitehall Commons Center Dr. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to W. Arrowood Rd. to ride Rt. 56

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Route 61X Arboretum/Waverly Express

Route 61X Arboretum/Waverly Express Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Express Service from Uptown Charlotte to Waverly Shopping Center 

 


 

Charlotte
 
Strawberry Hill Park and Ride
 
Arboretum Park and Ride  
 
Waverly Shopping Center Park and Ride  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Service extended to Waverly Shopping Center
Promenade Park and Ride will be discontinued; riders will need to use the Arboretum Park and Ride or the Waverly Shopping Center Park and Ride.

 

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Route 62X Rea Road Express

Route 62X Rea Road Express Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Express Service from Uptown Charlotte to St. Matthews Church Park and Ride  

 


 

Uptown Charlotte

Providence Baptist Church Park and Ride
 
Central Church of God Park and Ride
 
Strawberry Hill Park and Ride
 
Carmel Road Park and Ride
 
Good Shephard Park and Ride 
 
Calvary Church Park and Ride
 
Stonecrest Shopping Center
 
St. Matthews Church Park and Ride    
 
 
 
 
 
 

Service will follow the current 45X north of Rea & Colony Rd. via Colony & Carmel Rd. to Sardis & Randolph.

Service on Rea Rd south of Colony/Rea Rd. stays the same

Service on Providence Rd. between S. Wendover & Old Providence Rd. will be on Rt. 61X

Stops on Old Providence Rd. & Rea Rd. between Providence Rd. & Colony Rd will be discontinued.

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Route 97 North Meck Village Rider - Cornelius

Route 97 North Meck Village Rider - Cornelius Map
 
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Huntersville Gateway Park and Ride to Davidson

 


 


Huntersville Gateway Park and Ride
 
Cornelius Park and Ride
 
Lawn Market & Lovers Lawn Terrace
 
 
 
 
 
 

Route extended from the Cornelius Park and Ride to Downtown Cornelius, Antiquity Town Center and to the Town of Davidson.

Bus stops on Catawba Ave. between Jetton Rd. & Liverpool parkway will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to the Cornelius Park and Ride for Rt. 97.

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Route 99 North Meck Village Rider - Huntersville

Route 99 North Meck Village Rider - Huntersville Map

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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Northlake Mall to Davidson Gateway Park and Ride

 


 

Northlake Mall
 
Walmart
 
Huntersville Gateway Park and Ride
 
Cornelius Town Hall Park and Ride
 
Davidson College
 
Davidson Gateway Park and Ride 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Route extended to down Main St. & Washam Potts Rd. to Statesville Rd.
Service removed from Catawba Ave., service available on Rt. 97
Service removed from Statesville Rd. north of Washam Potts Rd.; service available on the 48X or 77X

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Route 235 Goodwill/Amay James

Route 235 Goodwill/Amay James Map
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Route Description

 

Dest​in​at​​ions

 

Key Changes​

Service from Amay James Center to Goodwill Campus​

 


 

Amay James Center

Renaissance Park

Jackson Park

Carolina Healthcare

Walmart

CPCC CityView

Valerie C. Woodard Center

Goodwill Opportunity Campus

 
 
 
 
 
 

Service will be extended to Goodwill via Scott Futrell, Strafford Dr. & Wilkinson Blvd.
 
Service on Alleghany east of Ashley Rd. now served by Rt. 8
 
Service on Wilkinson between Morris Field & Old Steele Creek now served by Rt. 5
Service on Freedom Dr. between Ashley & Alleghany will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Ashley Rd. for Rts. 2 & 8 or to Alleghany St. for Rt. 34.
 
Service on Morris Field between Seymour Dr. & Wilkinson Blvd. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Wilkinson for Rt. 5 or to Seymour Dr. for Rt. 235.
 
Service on Kenhill & Old Steele Creek between Seymour and West Blvd. will be discontinued; riders will need to walk to Seymour for Rt. 235 or to West Blvd. for Rts. 10 & 235.

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