Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
Bus Lines Poetry Reading
3/18 - 6:00 PM - Join CAT Wednesday at the Downtown Transit to hear the latest winners of the Bus Lines Poetry Contest. Authors will share their poems and stories on The Mysteries of Harris Burdick at this exciting reading event. More information can be found here.
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page and pushed out through CAT's Mobile App.
1/7 through April - Free Trolley - Due to the downtown movie theater renovation, the Free Trolley will detour 2nd St NW on the Downtown Mall. Instead, the Free Trolley will use Ridge McIntire Rd.
Permanent Service Changes
3/2 - Route 5 will no longer directly serve Albemarle Square Shopping Center. At the request of the shopping center, the route will no longer cut through the center's parking lot. Passengers wishing to board or exit the bus at ASSC should do so at the temporary bus stop located on Rio Rd at the SunTrust Bank entrance. Only buses traveling to Walmart will serve this temporary stop.
4/13 - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday - Sunday Level Service
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.
CAT's FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a FREE transit app. The app, which was developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department, gives users a complete view of CAT's transit system in real-time. Maps, arrival estimates, and notifications are all part of the package. To download your copy, search for "Charlottesville Area Transit" in your phone's mobile store or click here for Android or here for iOS.
Did you know that you can save up to $25 a month by purchasing a Monthly Pass? Monthly passes only cost $20 (regular fare) or $10 (reduced fare). Passes are valid from the first calendar day of the month to the end of the month. Passes can be purchased from CAT's customer service window at the Downtown Transit Station, 615 E Water St.
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Poetry Contest Thanks to everyone who submitted a poem in our latest contest. Winners will be announced in January.
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org