CATS changing bus routes in February, including giving one a new name

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Several Charlotte Area Transit System routes will be adjusted starting next month.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, the following routes get new looks in with the goal of improving rider experience and on-time performance:

CATS continues to operate with half of Blue Line fleet during inspections

  • Route 57 – Archdale: CATS will add later weeknight service in addition to new service on Sunday. Additionally, CATS will shorten Route 57 to Forest Point Boulevard and Arrowood Road. Service to the Forest Point Business Park will be discontinued.

  • Route 235 – West Charlotte Connector (new name): CATS will add later weeknight and Saturday service in addition to new service on Sunday. Additionally, CATS will modify the routing and frequency along Route 235 as follows:

    • Service will operate every 50 minutes, seven days a week; service will connect riders to the Valerie Woodard Center, Phillip O. Berry, Ashley Road, Wilkinson Walmart, Renaissance West community and the CPCC Harris campus.

    • Service to the Goodwill campus, West Boulevard Library, along Seymour Drive and along Scott Futrell Drive will be discontinued from this route.

    • CATS will also change the route’s name to West Charlotte Connector to better reflect the new routing.

The following bus schedules will be adjusted for various reasons to improve quality of service:

  • 1 – Mt. Holly/Valleydale

  • 2 – Ashley Road

  • 5 – Sprinter Airport

  • 13 – Nevin Road

  • 14 – Providence Road

  • 16 – South Tryon

  • 17 – Commonwealth

  • 27 – Monroe Road

  • 28 – Fairview Road

  • 34 – Freedom Drive

  • 40x – Lawyers Road Express

  • 46x – Harrisburg Road Express

  • 51 – Pineville-Matthews Road

  • 62x – Rea Road Express

  • 64x – Independence Express

  • 82x – Rock Hill Express

  • 211 – Hidden Valley

For real-time bus tracking, download the CATS-Pass app. For questions, riders can speak directly to customer service at 704-336-RIDE (7433).

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