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CATS is proposing to increase transit fares and passes on all its services July 1, 2014. The proposed fare increase would also include CATS Vanpool Service. All advance purchases of passes valid for July 2014 will be sold at the new fare price.

The Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) will hold a public hearing at their March 26, 2014 meeting. The public in invited to sign-up and comment on the proposed fare increased outlined below. To sign-up for the hearing, call 704-432-0872 or sign up via e-mail to mtcinterest@charlottenc.gov before 3:00 p.m. on March 26, 2014. The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Service Type

Current Fare / Passes

Proposed Fares, July 1, 2014

Local

$2.00

$2.20

LYNX

$2.00

$2.20

Express routes (within Mecklenburg County)

$2.75

$3.00

Express Plus (routes to neighboring Counties)

$4.00

$4.40

STS (ADA Service)

$3.20

$3.50

Reverse Commute Express

$2.00

$2.20

Activity Center Services: Gold Rush

FREE

FREE

Village Riders, Beatties Ford, Eastland, Hidden Valley and other neighborhood services

$0.80

$0.90

People 62 years and up & people with disabilities, with a valid Transit ID or Medicare card. (Local/LYNX/Express/Express Plus)

$1.00/$1.00/$1.40/$2.00

$1.10/$1.10/$1.50/$2.20

Children 5 and under, accompanied by an adult

FREE

FREE

Youth/Student (grades K-12) with a valid school or Transit ID (Children 12 and under are to be accompanied by an adult) (Local/LYNX/Express/Express Plus)

$1.00/$1.00/$1.40/$2.00

$1.10/$1.10/$1.50/$2.20

Passes:

Weekly Pass*

$20.00

$22.55

Monthly Pass*

$80.00

$88.00

Express Monthly Pass*

$110.00

$121.00

Express Plus Monthly Pass*

$160.00

$176.00

ADA Monthly Pass*

$128.00

$140.00

Senior /ADA Local Monthly Pass*

$40.00

$44.00

Senior/ADA Express Monthly Pass*

$55.00

$60.50

Senior/ADA Express Plus Monthly Pass*

$80.00

$88.00

10-Ride Local Pass**

$17.00

$18.70

10-Ride Express Pass**

$23.40

$25.75

10-Ride Express Plus pass**

$34.00

$37.40

STS Yellow Tickets (Book of 10)

$32.00

$35.00

ADA 10-Ride People 62 years and up & people with disabilities, with a valid Transit ID or Medicare card.

$8.50

$9.35

Local/LYNX Daily

$6.00

$6.60

TRANSFERS

Local/LYNX to Express

$0.75

$0.80

Local/LYNX to Express Plus

$2.00

$2.20

Express to Express Plus

$1.25

$1.40

From Community Shuttle to Local/LYNX

$1.20

$1.30

From Community Shuttle to Express

$1.95

$2.15

From Community Shuttle to Express Plus

$3.20

$3.50

From Community Shuttle to Community Shuttle

FREE

FREE

*Indicates unlimited rides

**Pass already discounted; not available for further discounts

***Unlimited rides and not available for further discounts

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