• CATS providing express shuttle buses to airport

    By: Jenna Deery

    Updated:

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Getting to the airport this summer may be a little less frustrating -- CATS will provide an express shuttle bus from four Park-and-Ride lots to Charlotte Douglas.

    On Thursday morning, CATS, along with officials from Charlotte Douglas International Airport announced the airport connector service. It allows people to park their cars at the Park-and-ride lots.

    Those are at Northlake Mall, Woodlawn, Archdale, and Tyvola roads. Then a bus comes to pick them up and drops them off right at the terminal door.

    Airport officials said they got the idea after noticing people dealing with traffic and congestion out of the airport because of ongoing construction for parking.

    The service starts on Monday and is slated to last for the next 60 days. After that, officials will decide if they want to keep it going.

    It will cost $2.75 to ride and buses come every 30 minutes, seven days a week.

    The service will use low-floor buses to make it easy to get luggage on board.

    Schedule and fare information about the service can be accessed on CATS website here.

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