FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Luck
Corporate Communications & Marketing
City announces service impacts for Super Bowl Sunday
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2016) – CATS and CDOT today announced service impacts for Sunday Feb. 7 as large crowds are anticipated in uptown when the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
The community can expect the following changes on Super Bowl Sunday:
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS):
The LYNX Blue Line will have an increased number of trains running in 10-15 minute intervals before and after the game.
- Riders should consider parking at one of the seven LYNX park and ride lots along the Blue Line. Service will run until the normal Sunday end-time of 12:30 a.m.
- CATS bus service will be operating on a normal Sunday schedule. It is encouraged that riders utilize one of the many bus park and ride lots.
- The CityLYNX Gold Line service into Uptown will end at the normal Sunday time of 7 p.m.
- Customers should exercise patience when waiting for trains or buses. Only exact fare will be accepted on buses. Passes can be used on trains and buses.
More detailed information on CATS Sunday services can be found at ridetransit.org. Riders can also call 704-336-RIDE (7433) to speak to a customer service representative.
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT):
- CDOT will manage traffic control for the Super Bowl Shuffle 4-Miler starting at 9 a.m. on South Mint Street. This is an annual race with approximately 500 participants. The route uses South Mint Street, West Stonewall Street, McDowell Street, East Morehead Street, South Cedar Street, West Fifth Street and South Graham Street.
- The Traffic Management Center will be staffed Sunday evening in anticipation of large crowds gathering in Uptown.
- Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are cautioned to be alert at all times due to expected heavy foot traffic.
- Staff will monitor traffic conditions and make signal timing adjustments as necessary to keep traffic flowing.
- CDOT will coordinate with CMPD should street closures become necessary due to heavy pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- ParkIt! staff will bag meters beginning by 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 through the weekend on College and Tryon Streets between Hill St and 11th Street and Church Street between Hill Street and Seventh Street. Parking is not allowed in the bagged meter spaces.
- Park It! will extend their hours and remain staffed through the Super Bowl on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to allow additional time for travel to and from Uptown. Riding CATS transit is encouraged; visit ridetransit.org for more information.
- For the latest information on city service impacts around Super Bowl 50, visit charlottenc.gov/panthers.
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