Transit Planning
CATS Invites Businesses to Event to Learn about Future Contract Opportunities  

Charlotte, N.C.  -  The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is proud to provide opportunities for businesses to create local jobs through the advancement of transit projects. CATS also seeks to create an environment that gives small and socially or economically challenged local businesses the opportunity to compete for publicly funded contracts by participating in the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs.

CATS invites all interested businesses to a free information session on Tuesday, September 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Chamber Room of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, located at 600 East Fourth Street in Charlotte to learn about future business opportunities with CATS. Sessions include: 

• Navigating the Federal Regulations 

• Am I a SBE or DBE? How do I become a SBE or DBE? 

• Getting the Business: Bidding, Contracting and other hoops I have to go through! 

• Meet and Greet for Prime and Sub-Contractors 

Beginning this fall, CATS will be soliciting bids for several contracts for the LYNX Blue Line Extension and this event will provide an opportunity for businesses to learn about publicly funded contracts. “As the major provider of public transportation to Charlotte and the surrounding region, CATS relies on the communities that we serve to build and operate our services every day," said Carolyn Flowers, CATS CEO. To register for the business symposium, click here​. To learn more about CATS and its services, call 704-336-7433 or visit us on the web at www.ridetransit.org.​​​