CATS ridership and growth higher than ever | CLT Blog

CATS ridership and growth higher than ever

Posted on 17 Jul 2008 by Justin Ruckman

Charlotte Area Transit System reported today that it shattered ridership records during the fiscal year which ended June 30.

CATs officials said ridership increased 17.4 percent during the year, which ran from July 1, 2007, until the end of last month. Officials said the opening of the light rail line in south Charlotte had a big impact on the spike in ridership.

Commuters made over 23 million trips on our services, resulting in an average weekday ridership of 88,502,” said Keith Parker, CATS’ chief executive officer. ‘Public transportation in Charlotte hasn’t experienced this type of growth since the 1940s.’”

Read more by Steve Lyttle at the Observer.

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