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Bus Lines -- Poetry in Motion TM from the Charlottesville Community -- blue and white Bus Lines logo showing bus, pencil, and lines of poetry
Bus Lines Poetry Contest
CAT hopsted a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new green Maintenance and Operations Facility.
CAT Operations and Maintenance
Facility Grand Opening

  

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News Stories by Date
October 2012
10/16/12               Transit Study Open House 4pm-7pm at the Downtown Transit Station
August 2012

8/18/12

CAT to Detour Route 4 for WALK, BIKE, PLAY JPA EVENT
April 2012
4/23/12 CAT to Detour Routes for April 28 Dogwood Festival Parade
4/3/12 Temporary Delays to CAT Service for April 7 Marathon

March 2012
3/29/12 CAT Continues Successful Youth Ride FREE Program for Summer 2012
3/28/12 Temporary Delays to CAT Service for March 31 Ten Miler
3/16/12 Temporary Free Trolley Detour for March 24 VABook Curious George Parade
3/13/12 Bus Lines Celebrates "Charlottesville Then and Now" on March 21

 

February 2012
2/17/12 CAT Announces "Then and Now" Bus Lines Winners
2/9/12 CAT Operating on President's Day

December 2011
12/15/11 CAT Fare-Free on Christmas Eve, Closed December 25 and 26

November 2011
11/21/11 Downtown Detour of FREE Trolley on December 3
11/17/11 Temporary FREE Trolley Detour on November 26
11/14/11 Charlottesville Area Transit Closed on Thanksgiving Day
11/7/11 CAT to Offer Fare-FREE Service on Election Day, November 8
11/3/11 Temporary FREE Trolley Detour on November 12

  

October 2011
10/25/11 Downtown FREE Trolley Detour on October 29
10/17/11 Temporary FREE Trolley Detour on October 22
10/6/11 Temporary FREE Trolley Detour on October 15
10/4/11 Travel Through Time with Fall Bus Lines Contest

September 2011
9/22/11 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 1
9/15/11 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on September 24
9/8/11 Get Neighborly with September 21 Poetry Reading
9/2/11 CAT to Detour Routes for September 10 Street Fair
9/1/11 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on September 3

August 2011
8/29/11 CAT, Downtown Transit Station Closed September 4 and 5
8/15/11 CAT Service Alert -- Routes 2A and 9
8/12/11 Temporary Detours of FREE Trolley on UVA Grounds August 19 and 20
8/1/11 CAT to Change Service August 20

June 2011
6/23/11 CAT and Downtown Transit Station Closed on July 4
6/14/11 Charlottesville Area Transit Announces Route 5 Detour

May 2011
5/20/11 CAT and Downtown Transit Station Closed on May 29 and 30
5/16/11 FREE Trolley Detour on May 22 for UVA Final Exercises
5/10/11 Deadline Approaching for Bus Lines Poetry Contest

April 2011
4/28/11 CAT to Offer Fare-FREE Day on May 6 for Clean Commuting
4/15/11 CAT Youth Ride FREE Photo Days in Area Schools Begin April 19
4/14/11 CAT and Downtown Transit Station Closed on Easter Sunday
4/7/11 CAT to Detour Routes for April 16 Dogwood Festival Parade
4/1/11 CAT and Bus Lines Get Neighborly with Spring Contest

March 2011
3/30/11 Temporary Delays to CAT Service on April 9 for Charlottesville Marathon
3/24/11 CAT Continues Successful Youth Ride FREE Program for Summer 2011
3/17/11 Temporary Detour of Route Seven, FREE Trolley on March 26
3/9/11 Catch New Poetry with Bus Lines, March 16 Poetry Reading

 

January 2011

 1/18/11

CAT Introduces Hybrid Buses to Charlottesville

  

December 2010
12/16/10 CAT and Downtown Station Closed on December 24 and 25, January 1

  

November 2010
11/19/10 Downtown Detour of FREE Trolley on November 20
11/15/10 CAT Closed on Thanksgiving Day
11/5/10 Bus Lines Looking for Heroes through November 30
11/4/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on November 13

  

October 2010
10/28/10 CAT to Suspend Service During Presidential Visit
10/25/10 Charlottesville Area Transit Invites Residents to Join the Conversation
10/21/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 30
10/13/10 FREE Trolley Service Changes on October 23
10/5/10 CAT to Detour for Burley School Parade

  

September 2010
9/27/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 2
9/16/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on September 25
9/9/10 Poetry Reading and Fare-FREE Transit on September 22
9/3/10 CAT to Detour Routes for September 11 Street Fair
9/1/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on September 4

 

August 2010
8/31/10 CAT and Downtown Station Closed on September 5 and 6
8/17/10 Temporary Delay of FREE Trolley August 21 for UVA Move-In Day
8/10/10 Charlottesville Transit Changes August 21

  

July 2010
7/12/10 City of Charlottesville Invites Comment on Transit

  

June 2010
6/25/10 Charlottesville Transit and Downtown Station Closed July 5
6/17/10 Charlottesville Transit Cuts Ribbon on Green Facility

  

May 2010
5/21/10 CTS and Downtown Transit Station Closed on May 30 and 31
5/20/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on May 23 -- UVA Final Exercises
5/3/10 CTS Offers FREE Rides May 7 for Clean Commute Day

  

April 2010
4/30/10 Bus Lines Poems Find Permanent Home at UVA Special Collections
4/21/10 CTS to Detour Routes for April 24 Dogwood Festival Parade
4/20/10 Bus Lines "Green" Poetry Contest Extended Through May 31
4/15/10 April 17 Marathon May Delay CTS
4/12/10 CTS Continues Successful Youth Ride FREE Program for Summer 2010

  

March 2010
3/31/10 CTS and Downtown Transit Station Closed on April 4
3/30/10 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on April 3
3/11/10 CTS and Bus Lines Announce Poetry Readings, New Contest

  

February 2010
2/22/10 CTS and Bus Lines Announce Poetry Contest Winners

  

December 2009
12/22/09 CTS Winter Storm Service Update -- December 23
12/21/09 CTS Winter Storm Service Update -- December 21 and 22
12/17/09 CTS and Downtown Transit Station Closed on January 1
12/17/09 CTS and Downtown Transit Station Closed on December 25
12/14/09 Charlottesville Transit Service Fare-FREE on December 24

  

November 2009
11/24/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on November 28
11/20/09 Downtown Detour of FREE Trolley on November 21
11/19/09 CTS and Downtown Station Closed on November 26
11/10/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on November 14
11/9/09 Deadline Extended for Bus Lines Poetry Contest

  

October 2009

10/27/09

     

Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 31

10/20/09 


Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 24 

10/7/09


Temporary Water Service Disruption at Downtown Transit Station

10/6/09
Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 10
10/1/09
CTS and Bus Lines Announce Fall Poetry Contest

  

September 2009
9/29/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 1
9/8/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on September 12
9/2/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on September 5
9/1/09 CTS Closed on September 6 and 7

  

August 2009
8/20/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on UVA Move-In Day
8/10/09 New CTS Route 4 Connects Neighborhoods to UVA Hospital
8/3/09 CTS to Introduce New Fare Options in August

  

July 2009
7/8/09 Charlottesville Transit Serves More than Two Million
7/7/09 "Bus Lines" Project Sets Poetry in Motion on CTS

  

June 2009
6/29/09 Charlottesville Transit Service, Downtown Transit Station Closed July 4

  

May 2009
5/20/09 CTS, Downtown Transit Station Closed on May 24 and 25
5/13/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley May 17 for UVA Final Exercises
5/5/09 CTS Announces Temporary Detour to Route 1A on May 6

  

April 2009
4/28/09 CTS Offers Fare-FREE Day on Clean Commute Day, May 1
4/23/09 CTS to Detour Routes for Dogwood Festival Parade
4/15/09 April 18 Marathon May Delay Charlottesville Transit Service
4/10/09 CTS Continues Successful Youth Ride FREE Program for Summer 2009
4/8/09 CTS, Downtown Transit Station Closed Sunday, April 12

  

March 2009
3/26/09 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on March 28 at UVA Grounds
3/25/09 Detour of FREE Trolley in April Due to Mall Rebricking
3/23/09 "Authentic Moments" on Display at Downtown Transit Station
3/18/09 CTS Breaks Ground on Green Maintenance and Operations Facility

  

February 2009
2/10/09 CTS Announces Online Trip Planning Capabilities with Google Transit

  

December 2008
12/15/08 Charlottesville Transit Service Fare FREE on December 24

  

November 2008
11/24/08 CTS, Downtown Transit Station Closed Thursday, November 27
11/18/08 Record Passenger Totals on Charlottesville Transit Service
11/19/08 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on November 22

  

October 2008
10/30/08 CTS Announces Change to Route 5 Service
10/29/08 CTS Offers Fare-FREE Day on Election Day, November 4
10/28/08 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on November 1
10/15/08 Temporary Detour of FREE Trolley on October 18