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CATS to operate temporary transit center along with re-routed service through September 6

Immediate release - September 5, 2012 

Due to severe weather forecasted for Thursday, President Obama’s acceptance speech will now take place at Time Warner Cable Arena instead of Bank of America Stadium. This venue change means that CATS bus routes will operate from the temporary transit center located at Third and South Mint Streets through the end of the day on Thursday, September 6. 

"It is great to see customers choose transit to attend DNC events and commute to work,” said Larry Kopf, CATS Chief Operations Planning Officer. “We appreciate your patience this week and look forward to continuing to serve you from the permanent transit center on Friday.”

The temporary location has tents, restrooms, pass sales/lost and found, and ambassadors on site to assist riders. Customers should remember to utilize the large air conditioned tent in the middle of the site for rest and shelter from rain or thunderstorms. During any rainstorms, CATS staff will announce bus arrivals and give you plenty of time to board your bus. CATS ambassadors will remain on site to assist with transfer needs.

LYNX light rail will also continue its alternate service from I-485 South Boulevard to Stonewall Station with additional trips. Customers needing assistance on the light rail will find CATS ambassadors at various LYNX stations to answer questions. CATS riders traveling Uptown are encouraged to allow extra time for travel. For parking, customers can use free park and rides that are conveniently located throughout the area. CATS suggests customers carpool to the park and ride lots to allow as much parking capacity as possible.

To learn more about CATS and transit planning, please call 704-336-7433 or visit us on the web atwww.ridetransit.org. Learn more about transportation changes throughout the DNC on the web atwww.DNCinfo.CharlotteNC.gov.