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CATS Announces MetroRapid Transit and New Davidson Shuttle

by | Jan 28, 2020 | News

CATS CEO John Lewis was joined by mayors John Anarella, Rusty Knox, and Woody Washam.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Beginning February 3, 2020, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will introduce its new MetroRAPID express service in North Mecklenburg.  The goal of MetroRAPID is to provide riders with a quicker and more convenient commute as they travel along I-77.  Each MetroRAPID route is designed to take full advantage of the new I-77 express lanes for travel to and from uptown Charlotte. CATS Chief Executive Officer joined the mayors from Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville at a ceremony at the new Park and Ride station in Cornelius to officially reveal the new route signs.

MetroRAPID routes include 48X (Northcross), 53X (Northlake), 63X (Huntersville), and 77x (North Mecklenburg). For 77X from Davidson, riders should expect to reach uptown in around 20 minutes.

In addition, CATS is adding a “290 Davidson Shuttle.”  The shuttle will provide limited connections to and from downtown Davidson and Concord/Rocky River Road.  Connections to 77X will be available at Davidson Town Hall during peak weekday hours: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m.  The shuttle will also provide deviated service (upon request) up to .75 of a mile during hours of operation only. 

More information is available on the Town of Davidson’s website:

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