CATS continues to ensure public transportation is safe for passengers

CHARLOTTE — Thousands of people in Charlotte use public transit, including city buses and the light rail.

[ALSO READ: CATS officials address safety concerns after deadly road rage shooting that killed bus driver]

Some commuters said Tuesday they have concerns after learning about a mass shooting Tuesday morning on a subway train in Brooklyn.

[UPDATES: Brooklyn subway shooting: Gunman fired at least 33 times, police say]

Even though there is no threat of that kind in Charlotte, transit officials will ensure public transportation is safe to use.

Officials with the Charlotte Area Transit System said they are increasing security after the attack in New York.

“CATS would like to take this opportunity to remind our riders that they should immediately report suspicious activity on CATS vehicles and property by notifying law enforcement officers or by calling 911,” officials said in a statement. “CATS will also be increasing patrols across our transit system. We continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of our riders and staff.”


In the video at the top of this webpage, passengers talk about their concerns while riding public transit.

(Watch the video below: Multiple people shot at Brooklyn substation, authorities say)