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Campus Shuttle

Take a free ride on the Campus Shuttle! Perimeter and cross-campus service Monday - Friday. Stops all the places you need to go, and it's free!

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UNCC Nextride

Realtime transit feed for campus shuttle buses and SafeRide evening safety transport

Access transit location, arrival estimate and schedules via

  • website/mobile site
  • mobile app (Android and iOS)
  • text messaging (will be added to the service by early October)

UNCC Next Ride app iconUNCC NextRide provides CATS Campus Shuttle and SafeRide tracking on a map with arrival predictions, schedules and service alerts. Routes, schedules, arrivals and bus movement can be seen in real time, in one place.
Live Tracking
The real-time* GPS tracking map shows the current location of all vehicles with color-coded route, stop and vehicle icons for easy identification.
Mobile Apps
View bus locations and arrival information in real-time using a FREE mobile app available in the Apple and Android app stores.
Text Messaging
The text message alert system (which will be added to the service by October) allows users to receive SMS text messages showing the arrival time estimates for each bus stop. Simply send a request SMS text message including the stop ID and in just a few seconds, you will get a reply.

*CATS buses transmit data location every 20 seconds; SafeRide vehicles transmit every 5 seconds.

Hertz 24/7™

Hertz on Demand at UNC Charlotte Hertz 24/7™ offers qualified drivers, ages 18+, vehicles to rent at a low hourly rate. Price includes gas and insurance! Paying only for the time you actually use a car can save a bundle over ownership. Membership is free!

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CATS CATS bus passes for sale at Parking Services. Campus served by routes #29 to Southpark and #11U N. Tryon to Uptown.

CATS bus passes for sale at Parking Services:

Discounted CATS Passes available at PaTS Office
Pass Type Price
10 Ride Local (NOT valid on Lynx Blue Line) $18.70
Local Weekly (Sunday - Saturday • Valid on Lynx Blue Line) 19.80
Local Monthly (Valid 1st through last of month, includes Lynx Blue Line) 79.20

Cash only sale. For specific information on each pass type, please refer to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) website.
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Share the Ride NC Carpool Matching

A fast, easy and FREE website where you can quickly and securely find carpool partners. Using your home and work addresses, you will be matched to nearby commuters with similar schedules. Your home address will never appear on match lists.

ShareTheRideNC also has an automated email feature, alerting you when a new commuter signs up who is interested in carpooling, or when a vanpool is formed that matches your commute. By default, the system will search for matches every-other week and send an email when a new matches are found.

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Ride a Bike

Link to PDF map of bike racks located around campus. (Thanks to Raymond G. Atkinson for providing this!)


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Call Center Hours

Mon 5:00 am – Friday 10:00 pm


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