CATS Hosts MetroRAPID BRT Virtual Public Meeting
CATS is kicking off the MetroRAPID BRT Improvement Program with a study to identify future service opportunities and transit projects for bus rapid transit (BRT) in Charlotte’s North Corridor. The project team will host a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. via WebEx Conferencing.
About the Study
The purpose of the meeting will be to educate and inform community members of the study. The study area includes Charlotte, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson in Mecklenburg County and Mooresville in Iredell County. Throughout 2021, CATS and its consultant team will utilize existing data to determine the following:
- Enhancements to current MetroRAPID BRT service
- Identify capital projects that complement the service
After completion of the study, potential enhancements may include:
- Implementation of all-day service (including nights and weekends)
- New CATS park and ride locations
- New I-77 Express Lane Direct Connects
- Integrated BRT stations into mixed use developments
Virtual Community Meeting Format
The meeting will consist of a presentation by Project Manager Brian Nadolny followed by a Q&A. Participants are asked to submit their questions during the meeting via chat.
A video recording of the meeting will be posted to CATS MetroRAPID study website following its completion.
CATS is starting meeting promotion today, Thursday March 18. Please feel free to share this meeting information with your community members. I’ve attached a digital flyer and social media graphic for your use.
In the coming weeks and months, the project team will meet with town leadership and elected officials throughout the planning process.
Public engagement will begin in several months after the project team has drafted project recommendations. I will follow-up via phone call on Friday, March 19 to discuss how to can further promote the meeting.
In the meantime, please feel free to reach out. We’re excited to be taking this important step and engaging with your communities during the summer months!