Transit Planning
Routes 40X, 51X, 64X, 65X, 74X

Effective Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Democratic National Convention Detours (DNC)

On Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 routes 40X, 51X, 64X, 65X, and 74X will detour because of events associated with the DNC. 

Inbound Morning

All morning trips will depart from their inbound bus stops at their regularly scheduled time. The Independence Busway will not be available for transit use September 4-6, 2012.  Thus, CATS will travel within the regular travel lanes along Independence Blvd.   All Inbound bus stops for Routes 40X, 51X, 64X, 65X, and 74X prior to Independence Blvd will be served. Bus routing for Albemarle Rd, Idlewild Rd, Matthews, Monroe Rd, Independence Blvd, and Union County will utilize regular routing to access travel lanes on Independence Blvd.  The routes will continue along Independence Blvd, bear right onto Brookshire Freeway/Highway 16, continue to the Church St Exit, turn left on Church St, and continue on Church St to a left on West Carson Blvd.   Passengers desiring to access Uptown Charlotte may de-board at two locations on Church St; between West 10th St and West 9th St and between Stonewall St and Hill St. Passengers transferring to the LYNX Blue Line mayde-board at West Carson Blvd and South Tryon St.

Outbound Afternoon

All outbound evening trips will depart from South Tryon St and West Carson Blvd at the scheduled times listed for 4th St & McDowell St. The Routes 40X, 51X, 64X, 65X, and 74X will continue on South Tryon St, turn right onto 11th St and access the regular travel lanes on Independence Blvd to their regular routing.  There are two designated outbound boarding areas along Tryon St; between 3rd St and 4th St and between 9th St and Phifer St.