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 Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
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 configuration, no rear doors
501-510 Charlotte Area Transit System 507-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4000 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
533-583 Charlotte Area Transit System 546-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration, no rear doors.
  • Occasionally run on local routes.
  • 49 units remain in service.
590-597 2004 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
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
  • 16 units remain in service.
656-658 2009 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL 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
681 2017 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins L9 Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
682-685 2019 Gillig BRT 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins L9 Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
940-960 2004 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R 2 units remain in service.
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
1084-1086 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
1087-1094 2017 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
1095-1096 2018 Gillig BRT Plus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
1097-1099 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
1501-1502 2016 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500
1503-1511 2017 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500
1512-1528 2020 MCI D4500CT Cummins X12 Allison B500
  • 12 buses ordered originally for MetroRapid service for North Mecklenburg County, increased to 17
  • See here
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
2121-2128 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
2129-2132 2017 Gillig BRT HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
2133-2144 2018 Gillig BRT Plus HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
2145-2160 2020 Gillig BRT Plus HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins B6.7
2201-? 2021 Gillig Low Floor EV
  • Part of an 18-bus pilot program which will last from 12-18 months.
  • Other electric buses for the program will be provided by New Flyer.
  • Buses 2201, 2210 and 2211 shown in a Facebook post on 2022-05-12.
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 Operate on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
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

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
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 1991 Flxible Metro "B"
(40096-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 266 audio clip
301-312 2001 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
313-315 2003 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
316-319 2004 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
320 2005 Optima AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
511-532 2002 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration, no rear doors.
  • Occasionally run on local routes.
601-616 2001 Chance Opus 29'
(LFB29)
Cummins ISB Allison Operated on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
617-619 2003 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Operated on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
620 2004 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Operated on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
622-625 2005 Gillig BRT 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B300R Operated on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
630-636 2006 Gillig BRT 29'
(G29E102R2)
Cummins ISL Operated on community shuttles and low-ridership routes
701-720 5-6/1997 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D096N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Retired circa 2011.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
800-806, 808-844 Charlotte Area Transit System 804-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R 807 was renumbered 800.
845-851 1999 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R
852-914 Charlotte Area Transit System 913-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus LFS Detroit Diesel Series 40 Allison B400R 870 was renumbered 799.
915-925 Charlotte Area Transit System 917-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
926-930 2003 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
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 Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Motors Passenger Seats Notes
101-116 2006 Siemens S70
117-120 2010 Siemens S70
(6 units) 2020 Siemens S700 Streetcar
  • 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