Transit Planning
CIAA Public Transportation Information:
Gold Rush Circulator Service
The Gold Rush Red Line, Orange Line and Arena/Uptown Loop will provide free hop-on hop-off Uptown shuttle service March 2 – 5, 2011, during the during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament. Later service until 11:00 p.m. will operate Wednesday and Thursday, March 2-3, 2011 and until midnight on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2011. Click for Gold Rush Map
The Red Line will operate on its regular schedule between Johnson C. Smith University and Central Piedmont Community College during the CIAA basketball tournament. The Orange Line will operate on Mint Street and Stonewall Street providing service to the Westin Hotel and the Residence Inn. The Arena/Uptown Loop will operate with stops on Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) near the Hilton Garden Inn and on McDowell Street near the Blake Hotel and to Johnson C. Smith University. The Arena/Uptown Loop will service Johnson C. Smith University at night and Saturday.
LYNX Blue Line – Offers fast, quiet, convenient rail service to 15 stations between Uptown Charlotte and I-485 at South Blvd. 

LYNX Operating Times

Monday – Thursday  - 5:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Friday - 4:50 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
(runs every 10 minutes for Morning radio show)

Saturday - 5:55 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
(runs every 10 minutes from 11:00 a.m. until midnight)

Dozens of bus routes are timed to connect with the trains at the LYNX Blue Line stations, making it easy to get to work, shopping, entertainment or wherever you need to go. 
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to Uptown Charlotte: Look for the Sprinter enhanced bus service. These green buses operate every 20 minutes; every 30 minutes on nights and weekends connecting Uptown hotels and the airport.
FARES:   All bus and rail services (except express and STS services)

LYNX/Bus Fares                      Adult  *Senior  **Youth
One Ride Ticket $1.75         $ .85  $ .85
Round Trip Ticket $3.50 $1.75 $1.75
One-Day Pass
(unlimited rides)
$5.25  n/a  n/a
Seven-Day Pass
(unlimited rides)
$17.50  n/a  n/a

 Transfers:  Free up to 90 minutes

 * 62 years and up       
 ** 6-18 ages (5 years and under free)

For More Information:
 Contact the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) at 704-336-RIDE (7433)