• Transit center to be temporarily relocated during DNC

    By: Mark Becker


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte's transit center will be moving temporarily during the Democratic National Convention.

    The city announced that the transit center on Trade Street will be closed for three days, from Sept. 3-5, because of security concerns.

    CATS will be setting up a temporary transit center at Third and South Mint streets, on the vacant lot where the Charlotte Knights hope to build a stadium.

    CATS officials said they've already started planning for the move.

    "We will need shelter, tents and make sure that we're providing food and amenities that people are now accessing over at the transit center,” Carolyn Flowers said.

    The temporary transit center will close on Sept. 6 because it is just a block away from Bank of America stadium, where President Obama will be speaking that night.

    Flowers said she expects that the cost for the relocation will be covered by a security grant for the convention.

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