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CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
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10/28 - Routes 3, 4, & 6 - Effective Tuesday, 10/28, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) will reroute Routes 3, 4, & 6 through the Willoughby Square Shopping Center. The current bus stop which is located in front of Food Lion will be relocated to the side of the building. For a map, click here.
The new routing alignments may cause slight delays to Route 4, particularly in the late afternoons when traffic flow increases. Passengers are encouraged to check CAT’s real-time information either by calling 434-970-3649 or by downloading CAT’s mobile app before making their way out to their CAT bus stop.
11/1 - Routes 4, 6, & 9 - Lane Rd near UVA hospital will be closed on Saturday, November 1. Instead all three routes will use Lee St.
Routes 4 & 6 will travel north on Roosevelt Brown Blvd., take a left onto Crispell Dr., continue straight onto Lee St., and turn right onto Jefferson Park Ave. Route 4 will follow this pattern in both the outbound and inbound directions.
Route 9 will travel south on Roosevelt Brown Blvd., take a right onto Crispell Dr., continue straight onto Lee St., and turn right onto Jefferson Park Ave.
Passengers who typically wait for Routes 4, 6, & 9 at the Jordan Hall and UVA Hospital bus stops on Jefferson Park Avenue will need to wait at the University Transit Service's (UTS) bus stop on Lee Street.
The detour is expected to last all day.
Active & Upcoming Detours
No upcoming detours.
Unplanned Service Disruptions
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page.
11/27 - Thanksgiving Day - Sunday Level Service (ONLY the Free Trolley & Route 7)
CAT's FREE Mobile App
Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a FREE transit app. The app developed in-house by the Charlottesville City IT department give 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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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org