K & J Safety and Security Consulting Services, Inc. completed a detailed photometric / illumination assessment for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) on its’ LYNX Blue Line Light Rail segment. This assessment included the following: 15 light rail stations, 6 adjoining parking lots, 3 pedestrian bridges, a multi-story parking garage, light rail maintenance facility, and a 1.25-mile-long multi-use trail paralleling the alignment. The K & J team collected photometric data using light meters and deployed a drone to capture night images of all the locations in our assessment. The utilization of our drone capabilities added an effective visual verification supporting the assessment results and recommendations. This lighting assessment will provide CATS with both visual a visual reference and numerical illumination data to support future Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant requests for lighting upgrade projects for the LYNX Blue Line.