CATS Provides Free Public Transit On Election Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will provide free public transit to the polls on November 3rd, according to a news release.

Transit officials say both the CATS’ policy board and the Metropolitan Transit Commission voted to approve free fares for all fixed-route bus, LYNX Blue Line, and STST paratransit riders on Election Day.

Transit riders are expected to follow social distancing protocols while on the bus and light rail, with riders only sitting in unmarked seats and bus capacity limited to 20 passengers.

CATS officials ask riders to wear face masks while on board any public transit.