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CATS has a new bus from Uptown to North Meck

Oct. 6. The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) has added a new afternoon bus to its popular North Mecklenburg Express Route 77x, which will leave Charlotte at 3:20 pm weekdays. This is the bus route which serves the Cornelius Park and Ride lot on Jetton Road Extension/Sefton Road. The change follows customer survey results whereby […]

Dogs and cats can be screened to see if they are able to give blood to help other pets that may lose blood through trauma or surgery.

National Pet Day is tomorrow; learn how your dog or cat can do a good deed

April 10. Pets can need blood transfusion while being treated for trauma or for surgery. The Blood Connection is urging pet owners to consider having their dog or cat donate blood. Mobile blood drives will be held in Huntersville, Concord and Charlotte this month. In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11, The Blood […]

CATS app: Meetings on new on-demand service start soon

Feb. 28. Beginning Thursday, March 2, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host several in-person and virtual public meetings to gather public input on the upcoming microtransit initiative. Microtransit is an on-demand, ride-sharing service that will provide curb-to-curb trips within select zones, as well as on-demand connections to area hubs, like Park and Rides. The […]

How Davidson handles animal control differs from Cornelius

Sept. 26. Unlike Cornelius, Davidson does not have its own animal shelter. Instead, the Town of Davidson contracts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control for animal control services. The town  budget line item for FY2022-2023 is $8,640 for those services, according to Amanda Preston, town communications director.  “We evaluate each year to estimate the next year’s annual […]


Bus Rapid Transit: Likely alternative to commuter rail

Dec. 20. By Dave Vieser. When developments such as Antiquity were built, prospective buyers—many of whom lived and worked in Charlotte—were told that a commuter rail line would be built along a nearby freight line, to provide swift transportation to and from the Queen City without encountering I-77 delays. However, several issues arose over the […]