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The following has been adapted from Charlotte Code Sec. 15-272 and 15-273.  Any violation of these articles may be enforced by the issuance of a civil penalty in the amount of $50 or by arrest.

ACTS PROHIBITED

It is unlawful for any person to commit the following acts on a CATS or LYNX vehicle:

  • Smoke or carry any lighted tobacco product or expel the residue of any other tobacco product including chewing tobacco
  • Consume any alcoholic beverage or possess an open container of any alcoholic beverage
  • Engage in disruptive, disturbing behavior including: loud conversation, profanity or rude insults, or operating any electronic device used for sound without an earphone(s)
  • Take any animal onto a vehicle unless its purpose is to assist a person with a disability or in training activities
  • Carry, possess or have within immediate access any dangerous weapon
  • Possess or transport any flammable liquid, combustible material or other dangerous substance such as gasoline, kerosene or propane
  • Litter
  • Vandalize the vehicle or station platform by writing, marking, scribbling, defacing or causing damage to the vehicle or platform facilities in any manner
  • Beg by forcing yourself upon another person
  • Excrete any bodily fluid or spit upon or at another person on the vehicle or station platform
  • Possess, use or sell any controlled substance
  • Lying down on seats, benches or tables at stations and bus stops
  • Standing, sitting or lying within 2 feet of the edge of the rail station platforms except for boarding and exiting the light rail vehicle
  • Skating or skateboarding on station platforms
  • Trespassing upon any area not open to the public and posted as such

PROPER FARE AND PROOF OF PAYMENT
It is against the law to ride a CATS or LYNX vehicle without paying the proper fare.  All passengers must either pay the appropriate fare or use a valid transfer, pass or ticket.

The LYNX Blue Line operates as a Proof of Payment fare collection system.  Everyone riding must be able to produce, on demand, proof of payment or a valid transfer, or pass when requested to do so by a fare inspector.  If received a citation from CATS you can learn more about paying or appearing your citation by CLICKING HERE​.​