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

New Service Schedule

On January 30, 2016, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) will implement a new service schedule. To help inform passengers about the proposed changes, Charlottesville Area Transit will host two public outreach meetings.  To find out more information about the meetings, or to download the proposed Rider's Guide, please click here. 

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

Updated 11/20 - Route 5 - Due to work on the Rio Rd / US 29 intersection, Route 5 is unable to serve the Rio Road East @ Albemarle Square bus stop (#14935), Rio Road West @ Northside Library Eastbound bus stop (#19812), Rio Road West @ Berkmar Drive Westbound bus stop (#17909), & Rio Road West @ Northside Library Westbound bus stop (#13306) from 8:30 PM until 7:00 AM. More information can be found here.

11/21 - Free Trolley - Two Detours - The first detour will impact the route as it makes its way around the Downtown Mall. The 2nd Street SW mall crossing will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The route, which is routed up 2nd Street, will instead travel along Ridge McIntire Road. Those who typically use the 2nd Street bus stop are encouraged to utilize the bus stop located on East Market Street at 2nd Street. The second detour will occur during UVA's football game against Duke. The detour will begin at 1:30 PM and last until two hours post game. Bus stops along Maury Avenue, Alderman Road, McCormick Road, and portions of Jefferson Park Avenue will not be served. During the detour, the Free Trolley will follow Jefferson Park Avenue to Emmet Street where it will travel north until it reaches University Avenue. The Free Trolley will turn right onto University Avenue and resume its normal route path.

11/27 - Route 5, 7, & 8 - The Barracks Road Shopping Center's Holiday Parade will prevent CAT from serving the Kroger and CVS bus stops.  Instead, all three routes will use the FedEx and McDonald's bus stops.  The detour will last from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

11/28 - Free Trolley - Due to UVA's football game, the route will not serve bus stops along Maury Ave, Alderman Rd, McCormick Rd, and portions of JPA from two hours prior to kickoff until two hours post game.  Instead the route will travel up Emmet Street to University Avenue.

Holiday Schedule
11/26 - Thanksgiving Day - Sunday Level Service (only the Free Trolley and Route 7)
For an extended list of upcoming CAT holidays, please click here.

Free Mobile App

With user friendly features, passengers can quickly find arrival predictions for their favorite routes. Free to download and available in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

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Bus Lines Poetry Contest 

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Now accepting entries for the Fall 2015 contest!  Find more details here.

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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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