Service Impacts in Uptown During Republican National Convention



August 20, 2020 

Contact: Juliann Sheldon


Service Impacts in Uptown During Republican National Convention


Charlotte, N.C. – Due to the Republican National Convention, CATS will experience service impacts in the Uptown area on Sunday, August 23 and Monday, August 24.


Bus Service 

The following routes will experience impacts:

  • Local routes 5 (Sprinter), 35 and 16 
  • Express routes 40X, 46X, 52X, 64X, 65X and 74X
  • MetroRAPID routes 48X, 53X, 63X and 77X


LYNX Blue Line

There will be no LYNX Blue Line service from the Carson Station to 7th Street Station.  CATS will implement a "LYNX Connector" bus-bridge from the Carson Station to 7th Street Station. Each affected station will be served by a nearby bus stop. 


The bus-bridge will go into effect at the start of service on Sunday, August 23 through end-of-service on Monday, August 24.


Other than the impacts stated above, CATS will continue to operate the modified scheduleimplemented on June 8. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, August 25. Regular local fare will be required and, as always, serves as a transfer.


More detailed information on these planned service impacts can be found at or by calling CATS Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).