Adult, Seniors 62+, ADA - Disabled, K-12

Higher fares would offset a $2.8 million shortfall projected for the transit system’s operating budget for fiscal year 2017, according to a statement from CATS.

****Fares are due when passengers board the CATS vehicle. MUST HAVE CORRECT CHANGE.

Garden District Trolley fares are the same as other CATS routes. Multi-ride passes in various denominations are available at discounted rates. See the page for details and purchase locations.

One-Way, $2.20, $1.10, $1.10, $1.10

Feb 15, 2016 - CATS has proposed two options for fee increases for fares and passes CATS has offered a 15 percent discount on 10-ride passes, but the Metropolitan Transit Commission, which oversees CATS operations, voted in April to eliminate the discount beginning July 1. The move was an effort to help balance a projected $2.8 million budget shortfall. The transit commission considers fare increases every two years and last raised fares in 2014. Fares overall will remain at $2.20.

Round-Trip, $4.40, $2.20, $2.20, $2.20​

Higher fares would offset a $2.8 million shortfall projected for the transit system’s operating budget for fiscal year 2017, according to a statement from CATS.

Fares & Passes > Fares & Passes - City of Charlotte


How should you pay? CATS provides a variety of payment options. As you board,place your fare in the easy-to-use fare box. You may pay with coins and dollarbills, but the fare box does not make change. Be prepared with correct fare,because your bus operator can not make change. Current fares are posted on thefare box, or go Public transportation the is preferred mode of getting around for Robert Padgett, but he feels the proposed plan to increase CATS fares goes too far.CATS has proposed two options for fee increases for fares and passes. The public can comment on those proposals at a public hearing March 23. If approved by the Metropolitan Transit Commission, fares would change July 1.CATS has proposed two options for fee increases for fares and passes. Higher revenue is needed to meet operating costs, according to a statement from CATS.CATS has proposed two options for fee increases for fares and passes. The public can comment on those proposals at a public hearing March 23. If approved by the Metropolitan Transit Commission, fares would change July 1.