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

CATS enhances access to employment and retail venues

Charlotte, NC, September 30, 2011 – Beginning Monday, October 3, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will make adjustments to several bus routes. “By monitoring bus routes and ridership trends, we strive to meet the changing commuting needs of our customers,” said Larry Kopf, CATS Chief Operations Planning Officer. Some of the changes include:
43 Ballantyne - New Saturday service will operate from 8:56 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. providing a connection to employment opportunities and access to retail establishments at Ballantyne Commons and Ballantyne Village.

21 Double OaksService will be adjusted to serve the Greenville Community and Crisis Assistance Ministry. These areas were previously served by Route 26 Oaklawn Avenue. Click here to learn more about 21 Double Oaks route changes.

26 Oaklawn – Service will be adjusted to streamline the route and increase access along Oaklawn Avenue. Upon leaving Center City on Graham Street, the route will continue north to Statesville and Oaklawn Avenues and then continue its existing routing to the Rosa Parks Place Community Transit Center.

57 Archdale/SouthPark – The weekday service will operate one additional late night inbound and outbound trip between Forest Point Circle and the LYNX Archdale Station.

61X Arboretum Express –Morning trips will be extended to serve the Valerie C. Woodard Center. Afternoon trips will begin at the Valerie C. Woodard Center and continue through Uptown according to the current schedule.
For a complete list of schedule changes, visit www.ridetransit.org and click on “Schedule Changes” or call 704-336-7433.


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