In our region, we drive almost 20 miles per person every day, on average. In 1982 we drove less than 11 miles per day – nearly half as much. The resulting increased congestion costs us $525 million per year in wasted fuel and lost time, or $876 per person annually. Source: Texas Transportation Institute
Charlotte Area Transit System
Our Vision for Transportation
By 2030, we envision a region in which...
- Residents can engage in their daily activities within close proximity to their homes or place of work.
- More children ride the school bus, walk or bike to school than are driven in cars.
- Rideshare, carshare, and other programs are incentivized to reduce the number of cars on the road.
- Residents can walk or bike to their destination.
- Regionally connected mass transit is available to all towns and connects to surrounding counties.
- The region is connected by high-speed rail to Raleigh and other regional centers.
- Downtown Charlotte has a new ‘Union Station’ that serves as a hub for all forms of public transportation.
- A system of temporary use bicycles and motorized vehicles is widely available, convenient, and affordable to reduce the need for privately owned transportation.
- The transportation network keeps pace with the region’s projected growth.