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IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          
Contact:         Judy Dellert-O’Keef (704) 432-0477                                   

CATS Service CHANGES TAKE effect OCTOBER 4 

Charlotte, NC, September 29, 2010 - Starting Monday, October 4, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will make adjustments to several bus routes.  “CATS continues to offer improved transportation choices to residents of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties while maintaining cost-effectiveness,” said Larry Kopf, Interim Chief Operations Manager for CATS.  Here are some changes occurring on Monday:

            11 North Tryon – Route 11 North Tryon trips that currently terminate at Tom Hunter will be extended to Ken Hoffman Drive near the Promenade Shopping Plaza.  Trips will no longer turn around on Tom Hunter, Elgywood and Arrowhead.  Some trips will continue to operate to UNC-Charlotte, with others stopping at Ken Hoffman.
            34 Freedom Drive – New Sunday service will be introduced on route 34 Freedom Drive.  Minor schedule adjustments will take effect on Saturday trips.  Also, extra trips will be added to the weekday schedule to accommodate additional riders traveling to Phillip O’Berry.
            Additional trips are being added to Express Routes 54X University Research Park, 64X Independence and 77X North Meck.
            81X Wachovia Express Shuttle - The 81X Wachovia Express Shuttle will be discontinued.  Riders can use route 22 Graham Street and 54X URP Express as alternatives.

For a complete list of schedule changes, visit www.ridetransit.org and click on “Route Changes” or call 704-336-RIDE (7433).  If you would like to receive e-mail alerts of the latest rail and bus information, click “Notify Me” to sign up.