Red Line commuter rail CATS CEO: Private Partners Needed For New Transit Projects By David Boraks • Jul 23, 2018 David Boraks / WFAE Listen Listening... / 1:09 The head of Charlotte Area Transit System says property owners and other private partners will be needed to help pay for the estimated $6-8 billion in transit projects he wants to complete by 2030. CATS Eyes New Light Rail, Bus And Uptown Tunnel Options By David Boraks • Jul 18, 2018 David Boraks / WFAE Listen Listening... / 1:27 Charlotte is considering new options for extending transit lines north and west of the city and for bringing it all together downtown. Listen Listening... / 5:20 All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey talks with reporter David Boraks about CATS' plans for light rail to the airport and Lake Norman and how to connect all the lines downtown. Charlotte Area Transit System is considering new options for extending transit lines north and west of the city, and for tying them all together with existing lines uptown. There are a few surprises.