Citywide Newsroom Archive
|Road Closure East Trade Street 5-28 to 5-31
The 700 and 800 blocks of East Trade Street between North Alexander Street and North McDowell Street will close on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Small aircraft incident at CLT
At approximately 1:41 p.m. a small, private aircraft with two people on board landed short of Runway 36R at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Small Biz Week 2013
Charlotte’s Small Business Week, which will be held the week of May 12, will feature a variety of exciting and informative events designed to celebrate the city’s small businesses.
Emergency Management press conference
City, County and State agency representatives will available to discuss the current Catawba River flooding incident in and around the Riverside neighborhood.
CATS Receives Awards for Safest Systems in the State
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Special Transportation Service (STS) and Bus Operations Division (BOD) received top honors from the North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) as safest transit systems in the state.
Uptown road closures: April 19 - May 19
Road closures planned for Trade Street from Caldwell Street to College Street - April 19 through May 19, 2013 to install water lines, storm drain lines, and other utility work associated with the Streetcar Starter Project.
Airport's Preliminary Passenger Rankings Move Up
According to 2012 preliminary rankings recently released by Airports Council International (ACI), the Airport's preliminary passenger rankings have moved up placing CLT eighth nationwide, climbing three spots from 2011's figures.
Go Green For Charlotte Recycle It! Week 2013
Solid Waste Services will kick-off Charlotte Recycle It! Week 2013 on April 8 to promote community awareness of the importance of recycling and encourage Recycle It! program participation.
City Issues Fact Check on Airport Reports in the Media
In an effort to provide the public with accurate information on recent questions or statements made in the press about the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the City is providing clarification.
Extraordinary Event Declaration: CIAA Tournament
An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city.
City Launches Sidewalk Safety Campaign
The City of Charlotte has launched a sidewalk safety awareness campaign to remind residents of the importance of keeping sidewalks clear of obstructions.
Charlotte streets receive escalated treatment plan
The Charlotte Department of Transportation CDOT is now treating Charlotte’s major thoroughfares, connector streets, bus routes and bridges and culverts today with salt for the ongoing winter weather event.
City offices to close at 3 p.m. today
Interim City Manager Julie Burch has announced that City of Charlotte offices will close at 3 p.m. today, with the exception of field operations and essential services.
Charlotte Prepares for Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation will be treating Charlotte bridges and culverts today with salt in anticipation of a winter weather event Thursday evening into Friday morning.
Curb It! Holiday Collection Schedule 2012
Solid Waste Services will not provide collection services on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25. Collection services will operate on a one-day delay with Friday residents being serviced on Saturday, December 29.
Ride CATS to CarolinaFest
The Carolina Fest is on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012, and CATS is ready to take you to the festival. CATS offers 24 bus routes that will travel into Uptown Charlotte for the Carolina Fest,
SWS Installs More Uptown Recycling Containers
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services (SWS) has installed three additional dual station BigBelly containers in Uptown to provide pedestrians increased opportunity to recycle and properly dispose of trash.
CATS Labor Day schedule
CATS buses will run on its Sunday schedule on Labor Day with no express service. LYNX will run on its Saturday schedule.
Turn Around, Don't Drown
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the Charlotte area, causing flash flooding. Read these important safety reminders.
SWS Launches Additional CNG Trucks
Solid Waste Services has added four new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet. The additional CNG trucks are part of SWS' commitment to the environment and bring the department's total CNG truck fleet to six.
July 4, 2012 Service Hours
On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, all Charlotte Area Transit System bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate its Sunday service schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
SWS Installs Solar-Powered Bins for Waste Collection
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services (SWS) has installed five BigBelly solar waste stations in Uptown as a pilot to further reduce litter, encourage recycling and enable the City to deliver essential services at a reduced cost.
Curb It! Memorial Day Collection Schedule
Solid Waste Services will provide garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky item collection services according to the normal schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.
City Manager Curt Walton has declared several upcoming events as Extraordinary Events
Rack and Ride
During CATS’ Clear the Air campaign, you and your bike can ride FREE, April 29 thru May 5, whenever you Rack and Ride on any of CATS’ services, including LYNX*.
Community Conversation: Amendment One
May 1 Community Conversation focuses on the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that will define opposite-sex married couples as the only legally recognized domestic union in the state.
Community Conversation: Trayvon Martin
Aprill 11 Community Conversation focuses on the Trayvon Martin shooting and the issues it raises around race, gun rights and the criminal justice system.
LYNX Recycle Program
You can now recycle that plastic bottle, soda can or paper bag before you ride the LYNX Blue Line.
Storm Debris Collection Update
With assistance from other City teams today, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services was able to make a complete first pass of the areas in east Charlotte impacted by the weekend tornados.
March 5, 2012 Schedule Change
March 5, 2012 Schedule Change
The following are the planned service adjustments for CATS services to be implemented on March 5, 2012
Curb It! Holiday Collection Reminders
All Curb It! collection services, except yard waste, will be provided according to the normal schedule. Yard waste collection will resume on January 2.
Curb It! Christmas Holiday Collection
Curb It! services – residential garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulky items – will be provided on Friday, December 23. All services except yard waste will be provided Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30.
Holiday Safety Message
Your safety is a primary focus at CATS. Our safety and security team works hard every day to ensure that your commute is trouble free, but we can’t do it
all on our own.
Effective November 25, 2011 Detour - Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving Day Parade - DETOUR for routes: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26, 27, 34, and 39.
Mayor Foxx's Statement on Security Funding
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently approved $50 million each for the cities of Charlotte and Tampa for 2012 security related expenses for the Democratic and Republican Conventions.
Holiday Travel Tips
If you’re planning to fly this holiday season from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), make sure you plan ahead, with SmartPark, the Airport’s parking program.
Your safety on and near the LYNX Blue Line is CATS' number one priority. Please remember to practice safety around train tracks.
November 12, 2011 - Detour for Marathon
Routes : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 39, 79X. 5:00 am - 2:15 pm The event begins on S. Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Mayor Foxx Leads Delegation to China
Mayor Anthony Foxx and a delegation of local business and civic leaders have begun traveling to China to meet with Chinese government and business leaders in Beijing, Baoding, Langfang and Shanghai.
Lawyers’ Association Honors Charlotte City Attorney
The International Municipal Lawyers Association honored Charlotte City Attorney Mac McCarley with its highest honor during its annual conference in Chicago, the Charles S. Rhyne Lifetime Achievement in Municipal Law Award.
CATS Teaches Guide Dogs How to Ride The Bus
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Special Transportation Services (STS) is teaming up with Southeastern Guide Dogs on Saturday, September 17, at10:00 a.m. to help familiarize future guide dogs with CATS STS buses.
Curb It! Labor Day Collection Schedule
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services collection crews will collect garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulky items according to the normal schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
CATS Advertising Makes Great Strides
In just 45 days of signing the contract to manage Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) new advertising revenue program, Titan Outdoor has secured advertising contracts exceeding the first-year revenue guarantee of $562,500.
Power2 Recycle It! Event in Uptown
Solid Waste Services will be in Uptown on July 28 promoting the City’s new On-Street Recycling Program and the improved Recycle It! residential recycling program.
Curb It! Collection Time Changed
Solid Waste Services has temporarily changed its collection start time from 7:00 am to 6:30 am. The time change is for all Curb It! residential collection services – garbage, yard waste, recycling and bulky items.
Airport Readies for Summer Season
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is reminding air travelers to be prepared by “parking smart” this upcoming summer season and plan ahead for a smooth departure and arrival.
Hagemann Selected as New City Attorney
Bob Hagemann has been selected as the new City Attorney for the City of Charlotte, serving as chief legal counsel to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and other City officials and employees.
Electronic Items Banned From NC Landfills
Under a new state law, discarded electronic items will be banned from landfills in NC. Residents are asked to schedule a bulky item collection for electronics and not place them in their garbage or recycling rollout carts.
CDOT Road Closure Notice: Runnymede Lane
Runnymede Lane between Barclay Downs Drive and Michael Baker Place will close on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. and will re-open on Friday, July 1 at 6:00 a.m.
Airport Prepares for Runway 18C/36C Rehab
Charlotte Douglas International Airport will temporarily close a portion of Taxiway E on June 14, 2011 for construction related to the upcoming Runway 18C/36C rehabilitation project.
Repair Work Continues on Runnymede and Woodlawn
Engineers from NCDOT and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities met on site today discuss construction plans and a potential timeline for making the repairs to the 24-inch water line and Runnymede Lane.
CATS Carries Hundreds to the May NASCAR races
Hundreds of NASCAR fans took advantage of the convenience and ease of sitting back and letting the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) do the driving to the Charlotte Motor Speedway...
Power2Charlotte Goes Mobile
The City of Charlotte’s energy efficiency and conservation educational campaign “Power2Charlotte” goes mobile May 25 with the launch of a mobile website and an on-the-move promotional campaign on CATS and LYNX.
Scoop the Poop 2011
Storm Water Services is teaming up with Animal Care & Control to tell dog owners to “Scoop the Poop”!
Power2 Recycle It! in Center City
The City’s On-Street Recycling Program has recently been expanded with the installation of 20 additional recycling containers along Tryon Street.
City Council to Consider Water Meter Project
Charlotte City Council will consider an agreement related to the continued effort by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities to accelerate the upgrade of water meter transmitters at its meeting on Monday.
Charlotte Prepares For Winter Weather
The Charlotte Department of Transportation will be treating Charlotte bridges today with salt brine in anticipation of a winter weather event Friday morning.
Charlotte MLK Jr. Celebration Activities Announced
The City of Charlotte MLK Planning Committee is excited to announce the 2011 City of Charlotte MLK holiday weekend activities, sponsored by Food Lion, CharlotteVibe.com, V101.9, Power 98 FM,WJZY The CW-46, Praise 100.9 and My92.7.
City To Sell Historic Mills Properties
The City of Charlotte has announced that the historic Johnston and Mecklenburg Mills properties are for sale. The City is seeking a purchaser to redevelop the mill buildings on the site.