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EFFECTIVE JUNE 7-10, 2012

TASTE OF CHARLOTTE 2012

Starting on Thursday, June 7th at 12:00 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, June 10th, the buses on the below routes will be on detour because of Taste of Charlotte activities.  Passengers can board & deboard at any bus stop or temporary bus stop on the detour route.  Uptown traffic congestion is expected to be heavier than usual. Your patience is appreciated.

GOLD RUSH RED & ORANGE LINES

Orange Line Gold Rush

On Thursday, June 7th at 12:00 p.m. Through Friday, June 8th, 2012 the Gold Rush Orange Line will be on detour for Taste of Charlotte activities in Uptown. The Orange Line will use College Street, 6th St., & Tryon northbound.  The Orange Line will use Church Street southbound. Expect delays due to excess traffic on these days.

Red Line Gold Rush

On Thursday, June 7th at 12:00 p.m. the Gold Rush Red Line will be on detour for Taste of Charlotte activities in Uptown. The Red Line will use 4th Street westbound to Caldwell to Trade to College, to 6th St., to Church, right on Trade and resume regular route. Eastbound the Red Line will use Church to 3rd St., to College to Trade St. and resume the regular route.  On Friday, June 8th the eastbound Red Line will use regular route to Trade & Church, right on Church, to Stonewall, College & Trade St., then resume regular route.

Expect delays due to excess traffic on these days.

ROUTES 1, 5, 7, 8, 21, 26, & 34

During Taste of Charlotte 2012, these bus routes will begin outbound at the Charlotte Transportation Center and detour via Caldwell to Stonewall to Graham, and return to Trade.

Customers can board these buses at the Charlotte Transportation Center or at any regular stop west on Trade west of Graham.  TASTE OF CHARLOTTE 2012

ROUTES 2, 16, 18 & 19

During Taste of Charlotte 2012, these bus routes will begin outbound at the Charlotte Transportation Center and exit via Caldwell Street. Passengers can board these bus routes at the Charlotte Transportation Center.

ROUTES 11, 13, & 22

During Taste of Charlotte 2012, these bus routes will begin outbound at the Charlotte Transportation Center and detour via College between Trade and 12th Street.

Customers can board these buses at the bus stops on College during this detour.  Inbound buses will operate inbound on Brevard Street.

ROUTES 40x, 51x, 64x, 65x & 74x

On Thursday, June 7, 2012 afternoon express buses will run on there regular route until 6:30 p.m. After 6:30, the route will detour via CollegeSt., 6th St., Church St. and resume to regular route.

On Friday June 8, 2012 afternoon express bus routes listed above will be on detour because of Taste of Charlotte activities.

Afternoon buses will begin on 4th Street at McDowell St., continue on 4th to the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC). Buses will continue on 4th to College St. and turn right on College to exit from the Uptown area.

Afternoon passengers are asked to board on 4th Street at the CTC or on College between 6th and 11th Streets.

ROUTES 45x, 61x & 62x

On Thursday, June 7, 2012 afternoon express buses will run on there regular route until 6:30 p.m. After 6:30, the route will detour via Church & 3rd, Stonewall, College to 3rd and resume regular route.

On Friday June 8, 2012 afternoon express bus routes listed above will be on detour because of Taste of Charlotte activities. Morning buses will not be on detour.

Afternoon buses will begin on Trade Street at Gateway and continue on Trade to Graham Street. Buses will turn right on Graham, right on Mint St., left on Morehead and left on College St. From College buses will turn right on 3rd Street to exit from the Uptown area.

Afternoon passengers are asked to board at Gateway, on Trade between Gateway and Graham Streets, on College St. at Wachovia One, or on 3rd Street between College and McDowell.

ROUTES 41x, 48x, 53x, 54x, 77x, 80x, 82x, 85x & 88x

Before 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th Trade Street will be blocked at Tryon, but 4th Street will be open until 6:30 p.m. Outbound buses on48X, 77X, 80X, 82X, 85X and 88X will operate according to the regular route until 6:30 p.m.  With Trade blocked, outbound buses on 41X, 53X, and 54X will not pick up on Trade between College and Poplar. People who usually board on Trade between College and Poplar should board these buses at the Charlotte Transportation Center or on 4th St. between College & Poplar.

After 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th, 4th Street and Trade Street will be blocked at Tryon, and people should board 41X, 48X, 53X,54X, 77X, 80X, 82X, 85X, and 88X on 4th at the Charlotte Transportation Center or on Trade Street between Graham Street and Gateway.

On Friday, June 8th, both Trade Street and 4th Street will be blocked at Tryon in the afternoon. Afternoon passengers are asked to board 41X, 48X, 53X, 54X, 77X, 80X, 82X, 85X and 88X on 4th Street at the Uptown Transportation Center on Stonewall between Tryon & Mint, or on Trade Street between Graham and the Gateway area.

ROUTE 79x

On Saturday, June 9th, Trade Street will be blocked at Tryon for Taste of Charlotte 2012 activities.

Afternoon passengers are asked to board 79X on 4th Street at the Charlotte Transportation Center, or on Trade Street between Graham and the Gateway area.