We strongly encourage the use of public transportation for CarolinaFest 2012 festivalgoers. Charlotte has first class public transit systems in CATS’ LYNX Blue Line and bus system and we encourage Charlotteans to try them out if they haven’t already. Automobile parking will be available in lots that fall outside of the closed streets in Uptown (which you can see here by selecting Monday). If you are driving, we encourage you to park in lots west of Tryon Street or the south side of I-277.
The LYNX Blue Line offers fast, quiet, convenient light-rail service between uptown Charlotte and I-485 at South Boulevard. Parking is available at seven park and ride lots along the line. The stop at the Stonewall Station puts you within blocks of CarolinaFest 2012 along Tryon Street. The following LYNX stations have parking lots:
I-485 Station Sharon Road West Station Arrowood Station Archdale Station Tyvola Station Woodlawn Station Scaleybark Station
The Charlotte Transit Center (CTC) will temporarily relocate to the corners of Third and South Mint Streets from September 3rd through 5th, 2012. The temporary CTC remains in Uptown and is only five blocks from the permanent CTC. During that time, CATS bus routes that normally service the transit center will be re-routed to the temporary transit center. CATS Ambassadors will be on site at the CTC to direct customers to the appropriate bays where they may catch a bus. Ambassadors will also be at the Carson Street transfer station and at designated stations along the LYNX Blue Line.
If you give $5, or whatever you can right now, you will automatically be entered to join us at the Convention in September -- airfare, accommodations and tickets to the convention covered for the week.
And with your help, we are committed to making the 2012 Democratic National Convention in North Carolina a resounding success. This year, we’ll be hosting a convention which -- for the first time in modern history – is not being funded by corporations, lobbyists, and PACs. Instead, we’re counting on people like you, giving $5, $10, or whatever you can afford, to make this the most open and accessible convention yet.