Tag: Charlotte Area Transit System

SURVIVAL GUIDE: Light rail 101

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
SURVIVAL GUIDE: Light rail 101

Congratulations! You picked UNC Charlotte as your school, which means you are enrolled at one of the few universities in the country with a train on campus. With just your student ID, you have the power to travel to some the best parts of Charlotte — NoDa, Uptown and South End — without ever getting in […]

Continue Reading

Countdown to the light rail

| February 13, 2018
Countdown to the light rail

The whole university has been waiting for it. March 16 could mark a transformational day for UNC Charlotte. Next month, students will take the first of many rides on the light rail extension and begin experiencing a Charlotte full of opportunities such as sports, food, the Arts, cultural experiences and festivals. Unlimited rides to Uptown, […]

Continue Reading

Photos: Light rail construction

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

Continue Reading

Light rail opening postponed

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Light rail opening postponed

The Lynx Blue Line Extension that will connect uptown Charlotte to campus has been delayed to March 2018, at the latest. The original opening was planned for August 2017. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) made the announcement Monday, saying that the delay was due to construction coordination challenges but that the $1.16 billion project would still remain […]

Continue Reading

Campus community to receive new ID cards starting Monday

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment
Campus community to receive new ID cards starting Monday

New 49er ID cards will be distributed to all faculty, staff and students starting Monday on the first floor of the Student Union. The new cards will ensure stronger security through contactless technology. The magnetic stripe on the back of the current cards will be replaced by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip which will allow […]

Continue Reading

Construction on North Tryon brings changes to Route 11U

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Construction on North Tryon brings changes to Route 11U

Over the past several weeks there has been a noticeable absence at the East Deck bus depot. Since Oct. 15, the most popular route in the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Route 11U, has discontinued its service to East Deck. According to Krystal Green, public relations manager at CATS, Route 11U has been restructured due […]

Continue Reading

New app allows Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
New app allows Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking

Charlotte Area Transit System, commonly known as CATS, has released a mobile app called “UNCC NextRide” which provides users a real time transit feed for Campus Shuttle buses and SafeRide evening safety transport. NextRide provides the tracking on a map with arrival predictions, schedules and service alerts. Routes, schedules, arrivals and bus movement can be […]

Continue Reading