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Charlotte’s Transit Tax: A costly distraction from the city’s true transit needs

Dr. Michael Sanera
Mar. 15th, 2007
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Charlotte’s half-cent sales tax for transit, passed in 1998, has allowed the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) to become one of the least efficient bus systems in the state. Ridership increased 52 percent, but operating costs increased 234 percent from 1997 to 2005.

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