CATS Offers Free Rides On February 13th

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News Release) — CATS officials say eligible residents will have the perfect opportunity to attend Saturday’s mass COVID-19 vaccination event at the Spectrum Center as they will be providing free rides on all Charlotte Area Transit services February 13th.

“CATS is making every accommodation to protect our community during the COVID-19 health crisis”, said CATS CEO John Lewis. “By providing a day of free service, we hope to provide greater access to riders attending the vaccination event.”

CATS and Novant Health coordinated this effort to provider greater access to the event in the Charlotte community.

“The Spectrum Center is one of the most accessible venues in our city when it comes to public transit and nearby parking. By offering a free day of service, CATS is bringing a whole new meaning to the word accessible,” said Jesse Cureton, executive vice president and Chief Consumer Office, Novant Health. “We’re so appreciative of CATS for helping support not only this event, but also our community members by ensuring there are no barriers to getting the vaccine.”

CATS officials say they will also provide a direct 77X-North Mecklenburg Express bus service to the Charlotte transportation Center running every hour between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The route will serve four park and ride locations including Davidson-Gateway, Cornelius, Huntersville-Northcross, and Huntersville-Gateway, officials say.