November 28, 2015

DOT announces loan for CATS Blue Line extension


Washington – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $180 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) for construction of the LYNX Blue Line light rail extension. The TIFIA loan will support the expansion of the popular light rail system from Center City Charlotte to [...]

CATS maintenance workers ratify agreement


With over 75 percent of the voting membership agreeing, Local 1596 maintenance workers of Charlotte Area Transit System based out of Charlotte, N.C., ratified a new collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement is for three years starting retroactively to June 30, 2015 and going through June 30, 2018. Leading the way, GCA TMM (Transit Management [...]

Local 1715 extends contract due to shutdown


SMART Transportation Division Local 1715 and Transit Management of Charlotte, Inc., agreed to a contract extension Oct. 14 that will expire Nov. 11, 2013, at midnight, according to Local Chairperson Kevin Moss. Local 1715 represents bus operators for the Charlotte Area Transit System. A previous contract extension was set to expire at midnight Oct. 15, [...]