The 5 most important factors for CATS transit riders

At the January 25th meeting of the Charlotte City Council's Transportation, Planning, and Environment Committee, city staff presented updates on rider satisfaction with CATS service, an update on planning for the LYNX Silver Line Light Rail, and the path for Council to adopt the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. View the meeting presentations here. View recorded video of the meeting on the City of Charlotte's YouTube or Facebook page. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CEO John Lewis shared a summary of the agency's latest rider satisfaction survey. Not surprisingly, Buses arrive on time was ranked by CATS riders as their highest concern. Rounding out the top 5 (in descending order of importance were: Continue reading

CRTC kicks off transportation advocacy work for 2021!

More than 40 leaders of organizations and interested individuals gathered on Thursday evening for an online meeting to kick off the Charlotte Regional Transportation Coalition.  Continue reading

County to Update Environmental Leadership Policy

Sustain Charlotte has joined 12 other organizations in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Climate Leaders group in sending a public comment letter on Mecklenburg County's draft update to the Environmental Leadership Policy and Action Plan. This is an update to the adopted 2004 plan.  Here is the full text of that letter: Continue reading

We join transit advocates across the country in asking for funding reform

A new Congress will be taking their seats this January, and we want to see the transportation funding reforms in the INVEST Act improved upon, included in a Senate bill and made into law so that we can see real improvements to transportation in the Charlotte area. Learn more about the reauthorization process and how to get involved at Here is the letter we signed onto. We're grateful to Transportation for America for organizing this effort!

We've launched the Charlotte Regional Transportation Coalition!

Sustain Charlotte has organized a group of community leaders and organizations to create TheCharlotte Regional Transportation Coalition (CRTC), an active network committed to ensuringthe future of transportation in the Charlotte area is equitable and sustainable for all people in theregion. Continue reading

Local and federal leaders call for more transit funding in our 'Transit Is The Future Forum'

In an online forum yesterday evening, Sustain Charlotte called on Congress to invest $32 billion to keep buses and trains moving and to commit to high-quality, reliable, and equitable transit as the backbone of national economic recovery.  Speakers described how the COVID pandemic has impacted our community, and discussed the ways in which public transit investment can help us build a more just, equitable and sustainable economy.  View full video coverage of the event here: U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) provided a keynote address. Continue reading

ACTION ALERT: Speak up for McAlpine Creek Greenway Extension!

A key greenway project is in danger of being canceled over the unsubstantiated concerns of some residents of Carmel Country Club. Please join us by calling on County and City elected and staff leaders to keep moving forward with the planned extension of the McAlpine Creek Greenway. We need YOUR help to demonstrate to County and City leaders that the anti-greenway opponents are a vocal minority, and widespread community support for this greenway project remains strong. (image: Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation) Continue reading

Draft Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Drive-In Community Meeting & Movie and Online Card Game

Partner Post by the City of Charlotte The city is unveiling its draft Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Saturday, Oct. 31, at a drive-in community meeting and screening of “Back to the Future.” The meeting will take place in the parking lot of the Park Expo, 800 Briar Creek Road, beginning at 2 p.m. Continue reading

Charlotte MOVES

Partner Post by the City of Charlotte In coordination with the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Charlotte is preparing the Charlotte MOVES Strategic Mobility Plan to guide the future of transportation and mobility in Charlotte. Continue reading