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Charlotte Talks

CATS Update Amid Budget Troubles

CATS has cut some bus routes and added others so fewer riders have to pass through the Transit Center uptown.
Charlotte Area Transit System

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CATS Update Amid Budget Troubles Like most city/county services, money is tight for the Charlotte Area Transit System. The organization recently announced the possibility of a $0.25 fare increase, which some on the Mecklenburg Transit Commission say is too much, even though the system is facing a budget shortfall of several million dollars. We'll meet the new CEO of CATS, Carolyn Flowers and we'll also be joined by Mecklenburg Transit Commission member and County Commission Chair Jennifer Roberts to talk about the budget troubles at CATS and how the organization plans to keep up with its ambitious plans for growth in an economic downturn. Guests Carolyn Flowers - CEO and Director, CATS Public Transit Jennifer Roberts - Chair, Board of Mecklenburg County Commissioners and member, Mecklenburg Transit Commission WFAE | New CATS CEO discusses push for 25-cent rate hike Public meeting about the possible rate hike Wed. March 24th. More info. Click here to add and read comments