Immediate Release - April 26, 2013
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. STS received an award for the safest Urban Dial-A-Ride system in the state for the fifth consecutive year. BOD received its seventh award as the Safest Large Bus System in the State.
Last year CATS operators drove over 15 million miles and handled over 26 million rides, while maintaining a 0.44 preventable accident rate per 100,000 miles. “We are very committed to safety and these awards are a great indicator that our staff is giving its best to ensure the safety of our customers,” said CATS CEO Carolyn Flowers. “Our system is always working to manage and improve our operations and maintenance for providing reliable transit services in the region.”
CATS BOD operates more than 70 routes and transports local and regional residents to jobs, medical facilities and entertainment. STS provides door-to-door transit services within three-quarters of a mile of all local fixed-route bus routes for individuals with disabilities certified as eligible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
To learn more about CATS and its services call 704-336-7433 or visit us on the web at www.ridetransit.org.