CATS is a public transportation provider in Charlotte that operates bus routes. CATS has 65 bus routes in Charlotte with 2,957 bus stops. Here you will find the most recent schedules and maps. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers more than 70 local, express and regional bus routes, a light rail line, services for the disabled and shared vans.
While it's still a car-focused city with some of the worst traffic in the Southeast, Charlotte offers a variety of affordable and convenient public transportation options. The service includes all of Mecklenburg County, including to and from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, as well as the neighboring cities of Cabarrus, Gaston and Union in North Carolina, as well as York in South Carolina. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is the agency responsible for public transportation in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The centers were built in SouthPark (inside the parking lot of the SouthPark shopping center), Eastland (in the former Eastland shopping center) and Rosa Parks Place, in the Wilson Heights neighborhood, north of Uptown.
The I-77 Bus Rapid Transit is a proposed rapid transit bus (BRT) service that connects cities in northern Mecklenburg and southern Iredell Counties with Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1998, citizens approved a referendum in Mecklenburg County that enacted a 0.5% increase in sales tax to improve public transportation in the area. CATS operates local routes within the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and most of those multi-stop routes serve the Charlotte Transportation Center in Uptown.