Charlotte streetcar ridership higher than expected

August 28, 2015

Charlotte_CATS_logo Average weekday ridership along the Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) new streetcar line came in at 1,507 passengers, which was 67 percent higher than expected for the first two weeks of operations, agency officials announced Tuesday.

Known as the CityLYNX Gold Line, the streetcar route was initially estimated to facilitate 900 passenger trips per month. 

Early reviews of August data show a similar figure for average weekday ridership, CATS officials said.

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