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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Judy Dellert-O’Keef, 704-432-0477

CATS CUSTOMERS HELP PLAN FOR BUS SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS

Charlotte, NC, August 5, 2011 - The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is in the final stages of developing the FY2013 through FY2017 Countywide Transit Service Plan (CTSP) bus service improvement plan. The CTSP bus route proposal provides CATS with a five-year bus service improvement plan for Mecklenburg County and the region. When the proposed plan is approved in early 2012, the CTSP will guide CATS’ strategy for year-by-year bus service enhancements.

CATS gathered feedback from the public last fall, meeting with almost 500 riders and area residents and receiving over 800 surveys completed at the meetings and online. “We developed routes based on ideas and suggestions from our customers,” said Larry Kopf, Chief Operations Planning Officer and Manager of Bus Operations for CATS. “CATS appreciates the input and strives to make improvements to get you where you need to go more efficiently. The Countywide Transit Service Plan helps CATS to continue to offer improved transportation choices while maintaining cost-effectiveness.”

CATS will host seven public meetings in August to present the proposed CTSP to the public. We encourage members of the community to attend and provide feedback on the proposals. Each meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 South Boulevard Light Rail Facility
3200 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East Fourth Street, Room 266
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 North County Regional Library
16500 Holly Crest Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078

Thursday, August 18, 2011 Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
Charlotte, NC 28212

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 University City Regional Library
301 East W.T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28262

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 West Charlotte Recreation Center
2401 Kendall Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216

For more information about these meetings or CATS services, visit www.ridetransit.org or call 704-336-7433. If you would like to receive email alerts of the latest rail and bus information, click “Notify Me” to sign up.

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