Welcome to Charlottesville Area Transit!
CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.
Delays and Detours
2/24 - Due to construction, bus stop 11138, W Main St @ 11th St, will not be served starting Monday, February 24th and will continue until further notice. Passengers should board their respective buses at the temporary stop located one block east (between 11th St and Roosevelt Brown Blvd).
Unplanned Service Disruptions
Up-to-the-minute delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page.
Starting Monday, April 7th, the bus shelter at Water Street @ Third Street will be served by CAT routes.
Clean Commute Day
Join us Friday, May 2nd on the Downtown Mall as we celebrate Clean Commute Day. Individuals are invited to take a pledge to use alternative transportation! Each pledge received will automatically be entered in a drawing for great prizes. Click here to pledge!
4/14 - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday - CAT will operate on a Full Service schedule (all routes)
4/20 - Easter Sunday - CAT will operate normal Sunday Level Service (Free Trolley & Route 7)
CAT Mobile App
CAT's new app is here! Mobile users who use the Android or iOS platforms now have access to a new 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.
CAT is piloting a program to increase passenger visibility at low light bus stops. In the upcoming weeks you may find one of these installed at your bus stop. To use, simply slide the handle up and down. The motion reflects in our bus' headlights allowing our drivers to see you earlier. To see the instructional video, click here.
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