Do You Want to Participate in a CONNECT Beyond Listening Session?
Over the next two months, our Team is hosting targeted listening sessions with community members from across our 12-county region to help us reﬁne the draft recommendations for CONNECT Beyond's regional transit plan. These virtual listening sessions will be interactive interviews that can be done in English or Spanish and take approximately 30-minutes to complete. Each household that participates will receive a $25 gift card!
We are looking for participants preferably within the following groups:
- Use public transit on a regular basis
- Disabled | Student |Retiree | Parents
- African American, Latino, Asian or American Indigenous
- Reside in one of the 12 CONNECT Beyond counties
Individuals who are interested in participating in a listening session can either text "I am in" to (704) 666-2951 and our Team will reach out and coordinate a virtual listening session interview or register using the sign up form below.
If you know of community members or groups who might want to participate in a listening session, we encourage you to provide us with their contact information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Your Transportation Needs No Matter Where You Live: A CONNECT Beyond Advisory Committee Update May 5, 2021
Centralina, and its transportation partners across twelve counties, are committed to providing simple and equitable transportation options for rural, suburban, and urban communities across the region.Read More
Building a Better Bus Network March 24, 2021
To travel by bus across our region today, transit riders must navigate multiple transit services, all with different route frequencies, fare systems, websites, and technologies. Our Team is exploring ways to make it easier for riders to plan, pay for and complete their trips.Read More
February Newsletter March 8, 2021
CONNECT Beyond is a regional mobility initiative that will help lay the groundwork for how to develop and implement an interconnected transit network for our region that will combine high capacity transit lines, enhanced bus services, and other innovative mobility solutions.Read More See more updates »
Transit is Essential to Our Regional Economy and Local Quality of Life February 15, 2021
As our region continues to grow, access to reliable, safe and well-connected public transportation must be a priority to ensure everyone can benefit.Read More
Preliminary High Capacity Transit & Mobility Corridors January 13, 2021
On January 13, 2021, the CONNECT Beyond Project Team held a joint advisory committee meeting to present the preliminary high capacity transit and mobility corridors.Read More
Shape the Future of Transit and Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card! December 1, 2020
Connect Beyond will randomly select five (5) winners to each receive one (1) $100 Visa® Gift Card.Read More
November Newsletter November 19, 2020
CONNECT Beyond is a regional mobility initiative that will create a long-term strategic plan for how to implement a public transit system that will connect our 12-county region.Read More
A Conversation on Regional Mobility November 17, 2020
On September 30, 2020, we gathered a collection of key regional leaders for a special CONNECT Beyond virtual event to discuss the importance of regional mobility.Read More
Mobility, Equity, Public Health and the Future of Transit October 9, 2020
Over the last several months, our communities have been reeling from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to navigate how to return to a somewhat normal way of life. In tandem with this, the issue of racial inequity has taken a center stage in our public discourse.Read More
How do we want to travel around the region in 25 years? October 8, 2020
Our region of 2.6 million is expected to add 1.4 million more people by 2045. See the candidate high capacity transit corridors that could take you to work, school, medical services, entertainment or other destinations.Read More
September Newsletter September 30, 2020
CONNECT Beyond is a regional mobility initiative that is being led by the Centralina Regional Council. CONNECT Beyond will create a bold regional transit plan that provides real mobility solutions and opportunities for residents and visitors across 12 counties in North and South Carolina.Read More
CONNECT Beyond: A Regional Mobility Initiative Summer 2020 Update July 29, 2020Read More
Regional transit moving closer to reality? Local leaders weigh in on latest effort
For years, if not decades, political and business leaders in the Charlotte area have lamented the lack of regional collaboration and consensus for transit and transportation planning — without much in the way of momentum.
Plenty Of Big Ideas Are Still On The Table For Charlotte's Future
It’s been a tough year already for big ideas in Charlotte. First, the city’s ambitious goal of a referendum for a 1-cent sales tax to fund a massive, $8 billion to $12 billion transit and mobility plan was thrown into question after worries emerged about whether the legislature would let it on the ballot and Census delays will likely nix elections this November.
Instead Of Just Increasing Supply, Planners Look To Manage Transportation Demand
When it comes to transportation and transit needs, people usually think of increasing the supply: Adding more lanes, building more rail lines, buying more buses.
Map shows proposed mass transit routes in region, into York and Lancaster counties
The Connect Beyond transportation group on Wednesday released a map that showed a list of high capacity mass transit corridors across the Charlotte region. The map showed multiple corridors leading into York and Lancaster counties. One is I-77. Another is U.S. 21.
The Regional Transit Plan Kick Off: Connect Beyond Begins
The Greater Charlotte Region is growing, and growing fast. Access to reliable, efficient and well-connected transportation options is one of the most important factors to ensure everyone can benefit.
Outside The Lines: A Conversation On Mobility Throughout the Charlotte Region
On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Charlotte Moves Task Force held its fourth meeting and continued its work to create a plan for investing in mobility in Charlotte.
Someday, Regional Buses And Trains Could Run Beyond Mecklenburg
A new planning effort involving Mecklenburg and 11 surrounding counties envisions a network of trains and buses that one day could link Charlotte with smaller cities across the region. But there's still lots of work to do before final routes are decided, and there's still the thornier question of how to pay for it all.
Connect Beyond: A Regional Mobility Initiative | Summer 2020 Update
CONNECT Beyond, our region’s first transit vision and implementation plan, has continued to ramp up since kicking off in February of this year.
Download a Toolkit
Because we are relying on you to help us build a transit plan for our region, we have compiled all the resources you may need in this section. From here, you can quickly find the latest News and Project Updates, get information on upcoming Events, check our glossary of Words to Know, use our interactive map learn more about the current services for Transit in Your Area, or become a CONNECT Beyond Champion when you Download a Toolkit for your organization’s use.