Charlotte Area Transit System

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Areas Served: Charlotte, NC and vicinity
Founded: 1999[1]
Fleet Size:
  • Bus: 322
  • Light-Rail: 20[2]
Service Types: Fixed-Route, Dial-A-Ride
2010 Ridership: 131,630,832[3]
Website: charmeck.org/cats

Charlotte Area Transit System is the fixed-route and para-transit public transport system serving the Charlotte, North Carolina region.


Bus fleet

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
313-315 2003 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
  • Trolley replica.
  • 313 & 315 are retired.
316-319 2004 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison Trolley replica.
320 2005 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison Trolley replica.
400-410 Charlotte Area Transit System 409-a.jpg 2009 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • Originally ordered for express service, currently run on local routes.
  • Suburban-style seating configurations
501-510 Charlotte Area Transit System 507-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4000 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
511-532 2002 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Suburban-style seating configurations
  • Occasionally run on local routes
533-583 Charlotte Area Transit System 546-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Suburban-style seating configurations
  • Occasionally run on local routes
590-597 2004 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
622-625 2005 Gillig BRT 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL
  • Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
  • 622 & 625 retired.
630-636 2006 Gillig BRT 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
637-655 Charlotte Area Transit System 650-a.jpg 2007 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
656-658 2009 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9 Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
659-665, 667-669 2012 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9 Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
852-914 Charlotte Area Transit System 913-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • Most units retired.
  • 863 to Frank's Star-Dust Tours Inc. DBA The Bus.
  • 870 was renumbered 799.
  • Only 900-901, 903, 905-908, 910-913 remain active as of December 2017.
915-925 Charlotte Area Transit System 917-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R 916, 918, 920, 922-924 are retired.
926-930 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R 927 & 929 are retired.
940-960 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
961-968 2007 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
1001-1002 2009 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
1003-1020 Charlotte Area Transit System 1019-a.jpg 2009 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
1021-1043 Charlotte Area Transit System 1040-a.jpg 2011 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1044-1071 2012 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1072-1073 2014 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1074-1083 2015 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
1501-1502 2016 MCI D4500CT
? 2017 MCI D4500CT Nine units; one is 1504
2111-2116 Charlotte Area Transit System 2113-a.jpg 2011 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP hybrid system
2117-2120 2013 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
2501-2502 2005 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system
2670-2680 2013 Gillig BRT HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB6.7
2901-2905 Charlotte Area Transit System 2903-a.jpg 2009 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40 hybrid system Used for Airport Sprinter service.

Retired

The following units were once part of the CATS fleet:

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
? 1988 OBI Orion II
(02.502)
Allison AT-545 4 units
? 1992 OBI Orion II
(02.502)
Allison AT-545 3 units
101-134 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730
135-176 1983 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
177-216 1987 MAN Americana
(SL-4096A)
MAN D2566 MLUH Renk-Doromat 874B
217-226 1991 TMC RTS-06
(T80-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
227-268 1992 Flxible Metro "C" Ex-?
301-312 2001 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison Trolley replica.
601-616 2001 Chance Opus 29'
(LFB29)
Cummins ISB Allison Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
617-619 2003 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
620 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Operated on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
701-720 1997 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins M11
800-806, 808-844 Charlotte Area Transit System 804-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
  • 801 to Finish Line Charter in Southern California.
  • 807 was renumbered 800.
  • 826, 831, 822, 830, 834 & 839 to Regina Transit 803-808 in early 2010.
845-851 1999 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R 846, 849 & 850 to Regina Transit 801-802, 809 in early 2010.
961-966 1996 Goshen Centurion
1014-1017 1965 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Jacksonville City Coach Lines.
1043-1048 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1049-1058 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1059-1064 1962 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1065-1070 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1071-1076 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
1091-1094 1966 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1095-1099 1961 GMC TDH-5302 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1171-1176 1979 Grumman Flxible 870
(45096-6-1)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
1179-1195 1982 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
1200-1203 1967 GMC TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1204-1207 1969 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1208-1213 1971 GMC T6H-5306A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1220-1221 1972 GMC T6H-5308A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1222-1229 1974 GMC T8H-5308A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1250-1257 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Charlotte City Coach Lines same #s.
1601-1610 1979 MAN SG-220-18-2A MAN D2566 MLUM Renk-Doromat 874A

Lynx Rapid Transit Services fleet

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Passenger Seats Notes
101-116 2006 Siemens S70
117-120 2010 Siemens S70
(6 units) 2020 Siemens S70
  • Will have off-wire battery capability.
  • Will run on the second phase of the CityLYNX Gold Line; expected to open in fall 2020

References

  1. CATS Website: Fast Facts Retrieved on May 24th, 2012
  2. CATS Website: Fast Facts Retrieved on May 24th, 2012
  3. 2010 National Transit Database: Charlotte Area Transit System Retrieved on May 24th, 2012