In addition to the sales tax, the enabling legislation required local operating investments for public transit be maintained. As such, 1998 the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the Town of Huntersville funded and continue to fund the day-to-day operating of the transit system at the following levels:
City of Charlotte $18,400,000
Mecklenburg County $181,866
As a department in the City of Charlotte, CATS follows the City’s 2 year operating and 10 year capital budgeting cycle. Budgets are reviewed by the CTAG
prior to review and approval by the MTC.
The current operating and capital budget summary are illustrated below graphically.
Click to view or download the FY2013 Transit Program Summary