In 2006, the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) adopted the 2030 Transit Corridor System Plan. CATS is currently in the process of re-imagining various transit lines within this plan. A first step was completed in 2016 with the adoption of the LYNX Silver Line light rail alignment. Next, the LYNX System Update will revisit the rapid transit vision for Charlotte's North corridor.
In the west, the LYNS West Corridor alignment is being revisited. Originally slated for streetcar, CATS will be reevaluating the corridor due to several changes and advancements in the area.
At the conclusion of the study, CATS will present the following to the MTC for adoption into the 2030 Plan:
- LYNX Red Line alignment
- LYNX West Corridor rail alignment
- Uptown rail integration plan for the various rail lines through Center-City Charlotte