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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jean Leier 704-432-0496

CATS CONNECTS STUDENTS TO HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS

Charlotte, NC, August 10, 2011 – Beginning on Monday, August 15, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will extend service on the Gold Rush Orange Line to the Charlotte School of Law, located on Suttle Avenue off of Wilkinson Boulevard. The Orange Line will make two trips to the school in the morning and four in the afternoon. Orange Line service runs between 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Orange Line trips traveling to the Charlotte School of Law will be designated by a sign in the windshield of the Gold Rush.

On August 22, University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte students begin classes for Fall 2011 and CATS will be there providing bus service for faculty and students. This year, due to high demand, Route 49 will now run five days a week, Monday through Friday. Route 49 operates on the UNC Charlotte campus to Highway 29 and out to the Regal Starlight Cinema 14 movie theater on Pavilion Boulevard from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Routes 47 and 50 will continue to provide transportation on the UNC Charlotte campus Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

“CATS is pleased to offer convenient and accessible service to our local institutions of higher learning,” said Larry Kopf, Chief Operating Planning Officer for CATS. “Working together with our partners in the community allows us to make this invest in the future of the city.”

To learn more about CATS and its services, visit www.ridetransit.org and or call 704-336-7433.

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