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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.

Clean Commute Day!
CAT will join forces with RideShare, JAUNT, and UTS to celebrate Clean Commute Day on Friday, May 26.  As part of the promotion, CAT will offer free rides all day.  Area residents are encouraged to take the pledge to use alternative transportation (bus, bike, or carpool).  Individuals who pledge will automatically be entered into a drawing to win great prizes.  You could win Amtrak tickets, Nationals baseball tickets, or a CAT 30-Day bus pass! 

Art Bus

Want to learn more about the 2017 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
5/22/2017 through 6/30/2017 - Route 7 -  Construction near the Snyder Tennis Courts on Emmet Street will prevent Route 7 from serving bus stop #10660.  Instead, passengers should use the Emmet Street at Central Grounds Garage bus stop (#10472).
4/7/2017 through 7/13/2017 - Route 3 - Construction near Belmont Park may cause intermittent service disruptions to the park's bus stop (#15887).  If the bus is unable to directly serve the shelter, drivers will let passengers board the bus on Rialto Street. 
3/25/2017 through August - Free Trolley - The Free Trolley will not serve the Chemistry Building bus stop on McCormick Road (#11782).  Instead, both nights stops on either side will receive day service.
 1/27/2017 through July - Route 5 - Due to construction on Berkmar Drive, Route 5 is unable to serve the Sam's Club bus stop (#13283).  We anticipate this detour to continue into July.  Passengers wishing to use the route should instead use the Walmart bus stop (#13296).

Holiday Schedule
Monday, May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day– Sunday Service (ONLY the Free Trolley, Route 2, and Route 12)
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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