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Page 1 of 4 800.580.9322 | Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Tiffany Morris, Project Controls Manager at Charlotte Area Transit System "Based on our current workflow, we've seen an improvement in the processing time." BACKGROUND Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Realigns Project Control ExpectationsThe city of Charlotte, North Carolina operates the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the largest public transit system between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The network includes local, express and regional buses, light rail lines and streetcars that provide service to over 26 million people annually—a number that could double in coming years if the region's population realizes forecast expectations. According to the Urban Institute, the Charlotte metro area is projected to grow by 47% between 2010 and 2030 (from 1.8 million to over 2.6 million)—and the CATS network must find a way to keep up. To this end, the city of Charlotte introduced its 2030 Transit Corridor System long-range plan to construct multiple rapid transit improvements in five corridors, a series of Center City improvements, and bus service and facility improvements throughout the region. The 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan will ultimately include 25 miles of commuter rail, 21 miles of light rail, 16 miles of streetcar, 14 miles of bus rapid transit and other transit services. To turn its public transit vision into reality, the city had to first figure out how to best manage the many complex, multi- part, multi-stakeholder publically-funded projects that must be designed, approved and constructed under a carefully- managed umbrella. CASE STUDY GOVERNMENT

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