High Gas Prices Boost Light Rail Ridership - News Story - WSOC Charlotte: "Charlotte Area Transit said 24 million people rode CATS mass transit last year. This year, there is already a two percent increase and the numbers are expected to rise as gas prices increase.
“We see that in stages, typically $3 a gallon is one stage, around $3.50 is another. Above $3.50, starts people to really ramp up.' CATS spokesman Olaf Kinard said.
CATS officials said some drivers can as much as $100 a month by riding the light rail."