Get to Know CATS


Charlotte Transportation Center and LYNX Blue Line train

CATS is the largest transit system between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., with 69 local, express and regional bus routes, the LYNX Blue Line, CityLYNX Gold Line, vanpools and paratransit. The system operates daily, delivering residents to jobs, medical appointments, school, entertainment and other destinations.

CATS is currently operating 18 battery electric buses (BEB). The BEB pilot program supports City of Charlotte council’s Strategic Action Plan and Sustainable and Resilient Fleet Policies that strive for all fleet vehicles to be sources from zero carbon sources by 2030. 

CATS maintains a dual focus of managing and continually improving day-to-day operations of transit services within a five-county area while advancing planning for a regional rapid transit system.