CATS announces the launch of Envision My Ride, a new initiative to redesign the
current bus system. Through this initiative, CATS aim to provide greater
access, increase service frequency and reduce travel times throughout the
ever-growing Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.
Through 2017, CATS staff will
conduct extensive public outreach to best understand the current wants and
needs of current transit riders, non-riders and activity centers. Today through
January 17, citizens can provide input on their current transit values through
an online survey located at ridetransit.org/envisionmyride.
“As Charlotte continues to
grow and develop, an effective bus system is essential in providing access to
the many opportunities that are available,” said CATS CEO John Lewis. “Through
the Envision My Ride initiative, CATS will develop a proposal to improve the
bus system by altering current routing and travel time”.
In addition to public
involvement, CATS will utilize REMIX planning software to assist in the
technical redesign of the current 72 local, express and regional bus routes.
This software, which is designed specifically for transit-planning, is
successfully used by over 150 transit agencies in nine countries.
After the completion of the
initiative, CATS will present two proposals to the Metropolitan Transit
Commission (MTC). One will include route adjustment recommendations within our
current financial means, and the second will include service scenarios that
address public desires for more routes, increased frequency and direct trips.
Learn more about Envision My Ride by
visiting ridetransit.org/envisionmyride or by calling customer service at