Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) Meeting
The MTC is a public body made up of the mayors of each Mecklenburg County municipality and one County Commissioner. This commission oversees the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and reviews and recommends long-range public transportation plans. Each meeting opens with a public comment – an excellent opportunity for any local transportation advocate to speak directly to decision-makers. Make your voice heard by signing up today!
Date: Monthly on the fourth Wednesday
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267 or on CATS’ YouTube
Sign up to speak by calling 704-353-1794
Transportation, Planning, & Development Committee Meeting
This City Council committee reviews and recommends policies surrounding transportation, planning, and development through Charlotte. The committee, made up of 5 council members, is given regular updates by city staff and is often where transportation conversations begin. While there is no public comment option during these meetings, residents can watch the meetings live or through a recording via the City’s YouTube channel.
Date: Monthly on the first Monday
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center or on the City’s YouTube
Opinion: Road widening is never the answer
On February 23, 2023, QC Nerve published a letter written collaboratively with input from the members of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Coalition’s steering committee that explains how incremental investment in the transportation network coupled with rapid population growth puts us on an unsustainable trajectory of high traffic congestion, poor air quality, unattractive economic conditions for attracting and retaining talented workers, and unsafe streets for our most vulnerable residents and offers solutions to these problems.
Transit Driver Appreciation Day
Transit Driver Appreciation Day is an annual event to celebrate the service of public transit vehicle operators. The date of March 18 was selected to commemorate the first bus line all the way back in 1662, Blaise Pascal‘s Carrosses à cinq sols in Paris. Sustain Charlotte supporters celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day at the Charlotte Transportation Center in Uptown.