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File #: 15-18504    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 9/12/2022 Final action:
Title: CATS Shuttle Bus Service Agreement
Attachments: 1. Ramsey Creek Shuttle - Mecklenburg - Resolution


CATS Shuttle Bus Service Agreement




A.                     Adopt a resolution ratifying an interlocal agreement with Mecklenburg County to provide shuttle service to the public swimming beach at Ramsey Creek Park, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to renew the agreement for up to two, 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



§                     On May 28, 2016, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation opened its first public swimming beach since the 1970s.The swimming beach is located in Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius.

§                     To mitigate neighborhood traffic issues, Mecklenburg County approached CATS to provide a fare-free shuttle service. Mecklenburg County agreed to fund 100 percent of the operating costs.

§                     As the area has recovered from the pandemic, the current shuttle service recorded Memorial Day weekend ridership at over 2,100 riders.

§                     CATS seeks to enter into an interlocal agreement with Mecklenburg County to provide the shuttle service for the for the season this year. The interlocal agreement also includes up to two annual renewals for service.

§                     The shuttle will operate starting Memorial Day weekend and continue to operate every 15 minutes (between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.) on weekends and holidays up to and including Labor Day, which will be the last day that the shuttle service will run each year.

§                     Buses will pick-up riders from the CATS Cornelius Park and Ride and drop-off near the swimming beach in Ramsey Creek Park.

§                     The seasonal operating cost for service is $14,703.


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 into CATS Operating Budget