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

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Active and Upcoming Detours
11/28 - Routes 5, 7, & 8 - Due to the Barracks Road Shopping Center's Holiday Parade, the Kroger and CVS bus stops will not be served from 8 AM to 11 AM.  Instead all three routes will only serve the FedEx and McDonald's bus stops.

 Holiday Parade Map

11/28 - Free Trolley - The Downtown Mall crossing on 2nd street will be closed from 4 PM to 8 PM.  During the detour the Free Trolley will travel down Ridge McIntire Road to East Market Street.  Passengers are encouraged to use the East Market Street bus stop near 2nd Street or the Omni bus stop on Ridge McIntire Road.

Unplanned Service Disruptions
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page.

Holiday Schedule
11/27 - Thanksgiving Day - Sunday Level Service (ONLY the Free Trolley & Route 7)Route Guide Cover Aug 2014

12/24 - Christmas Eve - Full service until 6 PM (slight change from the published time in the Rider's Guide)

12/25 - Christmas Day - No Service

12/31 - New Year's Eve - Full Service

1/1 - New Year's 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, 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.

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 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
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Charlottesville Area Transit
Downtown Station | 615 East Water Street | Charlottesville VA 22902
434.970.3649 |

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