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CAT provides bus service to the greater Charlottesville area. Riders enjoy safe, clean, and comfortable service Monday through Sunday.

Delays and Detours
4/26
- Routes 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, & the Free Trolley - Due to the Dogwood Parade, several CAT routes will experience delays and detours.  Many of the affected routes will detour around E. Market St. near the Downtown Mall.  The detours will last from 8 AM to 3 PM.  The detours are as follows:

Free Trolley - When headed towards the Downtown Transit Station, the route will turn right onto Ridge St., left onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St., and right onto E. Market St. where it will resume its normal route. Stops along 2nd St. and E. Market St. will not be served.

Route 3 - When coming back from Southwood, Route 3 will turn right onto Monticello Ave., left onto 2nd St SE., right onto Garrett St., and right onto Avon St. where it will resume its normal route. Stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. will not be served.

Route 4 - When headed towards the Downtown Transit Station, Route 4 will turn right onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St., and right onto E. Market St. where it will resume its normal route. Stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. will not be served.

Route 6 - When headed towards the Downtown Transit Station, Route 6 will turn right onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St., and right onto E. Market St. where it will resume its normal route. Stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. will not be served.

Route 7 - When headed towards the Downtown Transit Station, Route 7 will turn right onto Ridge St., left onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St., and right onto E. Market St. where it will resume its normal route. Stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. will not be served.

Route 8 - When head towards the Downtown Transit Station, Route 8 will turn right onto 4th St. NW, left onto W. Main St., right onto Ridge St., left onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St., and right onto E. Market St. where it will resume its normal route. Stops along E. Market St. will not be served. When departing from the Downtown Transit Station, Route 8 will use 4th St. NW instead of Ridge McIntire Rd. to reach Preston Ave. The Omni stop along Ridge McIntire Rd. will not be served.

Route 10 - When headed away from the Downtown Transit Station, Route 10 will turn left onto Ridge St., left onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St. where it will resume its normal route after crossing E. Market St. Stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. will not be served.

Route 11 - When headed away from the Downtown Transit Station, Route 11 will turn left onto Ridge St., left onto Monticello Ave., left onto Avon St. where it will resume its normal route after crossing E. Market St. Stops along Ridge McIntire Rd. and E. Market St. will not be served.

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.

Clean Commute Day - FREE rides all day on CAT routes!
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!

Holiday Schedule
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.

Monthly Passes
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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CAT Routes
CAT system map showing day route service
Maps and schedules for all routes. Read more

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Poetry ContestAn image promoting the upcoming poetry contest  
Congrats to the winners of the latest Bus Lines Poetry Contest!  Want to see your poem? Click here to see which buses it was placed on.

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CAT in Real Time
CTS' real-time bus stop map lets you look up routes and stops on the web, and provides information on how many minutes remain until bus routes will arrive.
Check out these tools
to plan your trip!
Real-Time Route Map
Bus Stop Search
Google Transit

Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 | CAT@charlottesville.org

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