The University is working to finalize access pass plans. The current draft would give students unlimited access to the entire LYNX light rail through the use of the next edition of UNC Charlotte I.D. cards (scheduled to be distributed Spring Semester, 2017). Access technology will be embedded into the new I.D. cards. Students would pay around $25 per semester for unlimited use of the light rail and CATS city routes (with the exception of the express routes) in Charlotte.
The draft plan would also include an option for faculty and staff members to pay around $50 per year for unlimited access to light rail & city buses (with the exception of the express routes), possibly through payroll deduction.