Friday, February 4, 2011

Gold Rush Route Extended

A nice bonus for Third Ward residents: "The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will reach higher and wider with an extended Gold Rush Red Line service starting February 14, 2011. The route will now travel between Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) via Center City. The lengthened service comes with the financial support of Charlotte Center City Partners (CCCP), Johnson C. Smith University and Central Piedmont Community College.
Riders can now travel further on both inbound and outbound routes, passing its previous end points of Trade and Sycamore Streets and Fourth and McDowell Streets.
The Red Line will provide the same level of service and hours of operation at no cost to passengers. The schedule will run Monday through Friday from 6:40 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Center City with service beginning at 7:45 a.m. at JCSU and CPCC. Buses will operate on 12-minute intervals."
The new route map can be found here.