CATS Extends Gold Rush Routes for CIAA Basketball Tournament
As thousands of fans make their way to the Queen City to attend the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament February 27 – March 3
, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is ready to make sure visitors and commuters can get around safely and efficiently.
The Gold Rush Red Line
will operate its regular route between Johnson C. Smith University and Central Piedmont Community College. However, beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 28 through Friday, March 2, the service will operate along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Hilton Garden Inn and on McDowell Street near the Blake Hotel.
The Gold Rush Orange Line
will also operate its regular route until noon on Tuesday, February 28 through Friday, March 2. Beginning at noon on Tuesday, the Orange Line will extend service to Mint Street and Stonewall Street, providing service to the Westin Hotel and the Residence Inn. Service to these areas will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.
To learn more about CATS and its services, visit ridetransit.org
or call 704-336-7433.
Funding Available through City’s Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Program
A second round of funding has become available through the City of Charlotte’s Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Program. This program is designed to improve the energy efficiency of existing, for-profit commercial buildings and multi-family communities by assisting building owners with assessing and implementing energy retrofit projects. Eligible improvements may include energy audits, lighting improvements, HVAC, doors and windows, solar thermal, bicycle storage, air sealing and much more.
Matching grant funds will be awarded to selected applicants. The maximum grant award is dependent on the number of projects selected and funds available at the time of proposal acceptance. Funds shall be distributed as reimbursement only; funds will not be distributed in advance of improvements.
Applications are due Monday, April 2 by 5:00 p.m.
and can be downloaded here
Attendance at a pre-application workshop is encouraged but not required. Workshops are scheduled for:
February 28, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
March 2, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
March 6, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
March 12, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
All workshops are at Old City Hall in the Wilmore Room, 600 E. Trade Street. For more information, contact Nicole Storey at 704-336-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CATS Adjusts Routes to Reach New Development
Beginning Monday, March 5, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will make adjustments to several bus routes. The schedule for Route 232 Grier Heights will be adjusted to reflect the new bus stop going to Wal-Mart. The bus will enter Wal-Mart from Pierson Drive and pick up passengers near the store’s shipping and receiving area.
Additional changes include:
• 11 North Tryon
– Three new inbound trips departing from the Charlotte AmTrak Station will operate seven days per week. The new trips are designed to meet AmTrak train arrivals for passengers arriving in Charlotte and traveling to Uptown.
• 42 Carowinds and 44 Fort Mill
– Routes 42 and 44 are merging. The new route will be 42 Carowinds and will travel to the Wells Fargo offices off Springhill Farm Road. Passengers wanting access to the Wells Fargo Mortgage Center will board at the I-485/South Boulevard light rail station instead of the Arrowood Station. There will be two additional morning and afternoon trips. Route 44 will no longer be in service.
For a complete list of schedule changes, visit ridetransit.org
or call 704-336-7433.
Join Mayor Foxx and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for an Interfaith Summit on Affordable Housing and Homelessness
Mayor Anthony Foxx and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing are hosting an Interfaith Summit on the issues of affordable housing and homelessness.
The summit is designed to further engage faith communities in the effort to end and prevent homelessness in Charlotte and to share what actions need to be taken to work toward this goal. Congregations are invited to register up to three people. The event is geared toward the faith community but is open to the public. Pre-registration is required by March 1.
To register for the event, go to http://housingcoalition.charlottenc.gov
Friday, March 9
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road
For more information, visit http://housingcoalition.charlottenc.gov
or contact Pam Young at 704-336-3337, email@example.com
National Flood Safety Awareness Week
Storm Water Services, Charlotte Fire Department and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management remind citizens that anywhere it rains, it can flood: be prepared and turn around, don’t drown.
Flooding is common
Charlotte gets more rain each year than does Seattle, yet we have fewer rainy days. More rain in less time means a greater chance of flash flooding.
Flooding is costly
Floods cost Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents more money than any other type of natural disaster.
Flooding is deadly
In the past 20 years, flooding has killed more people in Charlotte-Mecklenburg than tornadoes and lightning combined.
To learn more about how to prepare for a flood, visit the Storm Water Services page