Immediate Release - October 11, 2012
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS
) will provide extra bus service during NASCAR’s Bank of America 500 race on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Race fans can take advantage of CATS’ increased service on route 79X Concord Mills Express to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the race. Extra service will start at noon, with departures every 20 minutes from the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC). The last bus will leave the CTC at 6:00 p.m. There are additional pick up points at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and near many of the major Uptown hotels. Round trip fare is only $8.
Both drop-off and pick-up locations at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be near the track’s main entrance. Return trips begin running immediately after the checkered flag as race fans make their way to the buses.
Tickets can be purchased at the Charlotte Transportation Center, located at 310 East Trade Street in Center City. Customers can also purchase tickets online at https://secure.ridetransit.org/psales/c-7-special-event-october-race.aspx
. Passengers may bring small coolers that fit on their lap but no eating or drinking are permitted while on the bus.
To learn more about CATS and its services, visit www.ridetransit.org
or call 704-336-7433.