Trans­porta­tion

Where Charlotte - - NAVIGATE -

AM­TRAK—

North Carolina’s Am­trak of­fers eight trains daily at Char­lotte Sta­tion of­fer­ing ser­vices from des­ti­na­tions be­tween New York and New Or­leans. CATS bus to down­town ac­ces­si­ble. www.am­trak.com. 1914 N. Tryon St., 800.872.7245. Map 1 D5

B-CY­CLE—

This au­to­mated bike shar­ing pro­gram, with 24 sta­tions near up­town, pro­vides trav­el­ers with a set of wheels de­signed for short 30-minute trips. $8 for a 24-hour pass (plus $4 for each ad­di­tional 30 min.); $65 an­nual mem­ber­ship. Must be 18 to ride. www. char­lot­te­b­cy­cle.com. Up­town Char­lotte, 704.332.9585.

CHAR­LOTTE AREA TRAN­SIT SYS­TEM—

Char­lotte Area Tran­sit Sys­tem (CATS) is one to get around Char­lotte, with more than 70 bus routes and tons of con­ve­nient stops lo­cally and re­gion­ally. www.ride­tran­sit.org. 704.336.7433.

CITYLYNX GOLD LINE—

This free street­car ser­vice be­gins at the Spec­trum Cen­ter and rides through six sta­tions to No­vant Health Pres­by­te­rian Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Open M-Th 6 am-11 pm, F 6 am-mid­night, Sa 8 am-mid­night, Su 9 am- 7 pm, at 15- to 20-minute in­ter­vals. www.ride­tran­sit.org.

LYNX BLUE LINE LIGHT RAIL—

Char­lotte’s first light rail ser­vices trav­el­ers and com­muters in Up­town all the way to I-485 at South Boule­vard, about 10 miles in length. Fif­teen stops of­fer easy ac­cess to the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Wood­lawn and more. Fare: $2.20. Open daily 5:26 am-1:26 am at 10- to 20-minute in­ter­vals; 30-minute dur­ing late-night hours. www.char­lot­tenc.gov/ cats/rail/lynx-blue-line.

SIL­VER FOX LIMOS—

Limos, town cars, SUVs, and mini buses are avail­able, with ex­pe­ri­enced chauf­feurs be­hind the wheel. This up­scale trans­porta­tion provider of­fers great pack­ages for game days and day trips to the Bilt­more Es­tate and the many nearby NC vine­yards. Reser­va­tions on­line. www.sil­ver­foxlimos.com. 10722 Carmel Com­mons Blvd., 704.622.9944.

SKY­LINE CAR SER­VICE—

For peo­ple who ap­pre­ci­ate the finer things in life, this up­scale, black car ser­vice of­fers trans­porta­tion from the Char­lotte air­port to the city proper, sur­round­ing ar­eas of North Carolina, and up­per South Carolina cities. ridesky­linecar.com. 888.885.1846.

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