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IMMEDIATE RELEASE     
March 17, 2014                               
 

SAY THANK YOU TO YOUR TRANSIT DRIVER ON TUESDAY, MARCH 18

Tell us what makes your Driver stand out as the best
 

Charlotte, N.C. - When you see your Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus or light rail operator on Tuesday, March 18, let them know that you appreciate their service to the community as part of International Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Take a picture Tuesday and send it to us with a short description on why they are the best of the best.

 

CATS buses and trains are in operation approximately 20 hours a day getting residents safely around the Charlotte region in all types of traffic and weather conditions. CATS prides itself on its safety record, taking home the Safest in State Award in North Carolina several years, most recently in 2013, for Bus Operations and Special Transportation Service.  “The statewide recognition highlights the efforts of our operators and the safe service they provide every day to our customers on their way to work, school, medical appointments and shopping,” said Carolyn Flowers, CEO of CATS.  

 

CATS operating stats for Fiscal Year 2013 include:

 

•600 Local and Express bus operators travelled more than 15 million miles, providing

  20.7 million rides.

 

•28 LYNX Blue Line train operators covered nearly 863,000 miles, transporting 4.9 million rides.

 
86 Special Transportation Service drivers trekked 2.6 million miles, providing door-to-
  door service for 235,385 rides.
 
To learn more about CATS and its services, call 704-336-7433 or visit us on the web at www.ridetransit.org
 
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