UPDATE 4:30 pm March 21 -- Cold temperatures overnight may cause any wet roadways to refreeze. Drivers planning to travel overnight Wednesday or early Thursday morning should plan for extra travel time, drive for the conditions by reducing speed. ** Click here for snow-related cancellations **

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3/21 - Updated at 4:20 PM - Route 1 will not operate for the remainder of the day. Route 3, Route 4, Route 5, Route 7, Route 8, and the Free Trolley will operate on reduced frequencies.

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

The Tom Tom Founders Festival, CAT, and Jaunt have joined forces to promote art in the local community.   Click here for more information!

Transportation Development Plan (TDP)
Conducted by Foursquare ITP, the TDP is a twelve month study that occurs every six years.  The plan lays the groundwork for future policy decisions and potential service adjustments.  To learn more, click here.

Park & Ride
Are you a commuter looking for alternative parking options?  The City of Charlottesville offers free parking on Avon Street Extended. 

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 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM (excluding holidays).

Planned Detours

3/24/2018 - Free Trolley - The route will not serve the 2nd Street Mall Crossing bus stop (#17305) between the hours of 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Instead, the route will use Ridge McIntire Road to reach Market Street.

3/24/2018 to 3/25/2018 - Routes 4, 6, and 9 - Due to the planned closure of Lane Road, Routes 4, 6, and 9 will not serve the Jefferson Park Avenue at Pinn Hall, UVA Hospital, and West Main Street at 11th  Street bus stops (#17028, #11193, and #11129 respectively).  Instead, all three routes will serve a temporary bus stop located on Lee Street (near the UTS bus stop).  This temporary bus stop will be served in both the inbound and outbound directions for Route 4 and Route 9.  Route 9 will continue the detour on Sunday, March 25.

2/22/2018 until further notice - Route 3 - Due to construction, Route 3 is unable to serve the Altavista Avenue bus stop (#15860) between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  During these times, passengers are encouraged to use the Altavista Avenue @ Rialto Street bus stop (#15873).

Holiday Schedule
 Friday, April 13, 2018 – Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday – Full 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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