"Heroes Moving Heroes" Moving Murals Honor CATS' Front-Line Workers

CATS
1/11/2021

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 11, 2021

Contact: Juliann Sheldon, 980-250-9269

 Juliann.sheldon@charlottenc.gov

 

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Mural Photographer: James Karner


"Heroes Moving Heroes" Moving Murals Honor CATS' Front-Line Workers

 

Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte Area Transit System is honoring its front-line employees with the unveiling of two moving art murals. The murals, titled "Heroes Moving Heroes", show the faces of CATS' employees who are working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The moving murals, comprised of a wrapped bus and light-rail vehicle, will circulate the transit system through the end of the current health crisis.

 

"Each front-line worker is someone's loved one. On one side of the vehicle, people will see transit workers as they normally would – with their mask on. On the other side of the vehicle, the unmasked faces on the mural represent the "person behind the mask," said Art-in-Transit Program Administrator Chris Lange.

 

"We want to thank CATS employees for their continued hard-work and sacrifice," said CATS CEO John Lewis. "The faces on the murals are only a sampling of our 1,300 front-line workers that make it possible to provide transit service to our community."

 

For more information on CATS' response to COVID-19, visit ridetransit.org or call Customer Service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).

 

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