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File #: 15-18499    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 9/12/2022 Final action: 9/12/2022
Title: Regional Express Bus Service Agreement - Rock Hill
Attachments: 1. Rock Hill Express - Resolution


Regional Express Bus Service Agreement - Rock Hill




A.                     Adopt a resolution ratifying the Interlocal Regional Express Bus Service Agreement with the City of Charlotte and the City of Rock Hill to operate express bus service, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the agreement for up to four, one-year terms and to amend the agreement consistent with the purpose for which the agreement was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

John Lewis, CATS

Jason Lawrence, CATS

Pamela White, CATS



§                     As part of the Metropolitan Transit Commission’s (MTC) adopted financial policies, the City of Rock Hill, SC reimburses the City of Charlotte for 50 percent of the net operating expenses, including overhead, for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) regional express bus service between Rock Hill and Uptown Charlotte.

§                     This service reduces single-occupancy vehicles on roadways, which helps with congestion and air quality initiatives across the region.

§                     CATS operates express and shuttle bus services to the City of Rock Hill. The current agreement for these services expired in June of 2022. 

-                     On April 24, 2017, City Council approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Rock Hill for up to five years (one-year original term plus four annual renewals).

-                     The agreement was renewed annually for the entire five years.

§                     The Rock Hill Express ridership rebounded in Fiscal Year 2022 to 6,588 passengers, which is nearly 121 percent over the Fiscal Year 2021 ridership.

§                     The total operating expense for Fiscal Year 2023 is estimated to be $117,713.


Charlotte Business INClusion

This is an interlocal agreement and is exempt (Part A: Appendix 1.27 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy).


Fiscal Note

Funding: Revenue will be deposited in the CATS Operating Budget.