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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.
 Art Bus

Want to learn more about the current Art Bus?  Click here for more information!

Unplanned Detours 
Up-to-the-minute major delays and detours will be posted on CAT's Facebook page and pushed out through CAT's Mobile App.
Planned Detours

 12/18/2016 through 1/15/2017 - Free Trolley - Construction in front of the Chemistry Building will prevent the route from serving the McCormick Road @ the Chemistry Building bus stop (#11782).  Instead, the Free Trolley will serve the McCormick Road @ Thornton Hall bus stop (#19923) all day (typically a night only bus stop).  The detour is expected to last through Sunday, January 15.

11/2016 through 2/2017 -  Route 3 - Due to construction, Route 3 is unable to serve Rives Street between Carlton Avenue and Florence Road.  Passengers who typically wait at the Rives Street at Hampton Street bus stop (#19143) should use the Rives Park bus stop (#19158). Passengers who usually wait at the Rives Street at Carlton Avenue bus stop (#19136) should use the Carlton Avenue at Carlton Road bus stop (#15737).  The detour is in effect Monday through Saturday from service startup until 5:00 PM.  We anticipate this detour continuing into 2017.
Holiday Schedule

Monday, January 16, 2017 - Martin Luther King Day – Normal Service
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

Free Mobile App

A picture of CAT's Mobile App Free to download and available in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

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Planning an Event? A picture of a 3-Day Pass

Give your guests a 3-Day Transit Pass!  Passes only cost $5.50 and can be purchased weeks or months in advance.

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CAT in Real Time

A picture of CAT's 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 |

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